The New York Yankees were set to play their last spring training game this afternoon. After the Yankees lose to the Tigers 5-2, they will be traveling North to New York to start the regular season.
Domingo German Adds To His Amazing Spring
During spring, there was no question regarding how good Domingo German was this spring training for the Yankees. Before this game, German was rolling with a 0.00 ERA with 13 strikeouts in just 9 innings. German started strong in today’s game with a shutout inning during the first. In the second inning, he gained two quick outs via popouts. During the next at-bat, he lost control with his sinker. It would wind up hitting Isaac Paredes. With the runner at first, German attempted to strike out Akil Baddoo in a 1-2 count with a fastball that was taken deep. The Tigers lead the Yankees, 2-1.
German eventually closed the inning with a pop-out from Victor Reyes. German had two very strong shut-out innings to end his day. He ends his great spring training with a 1.38 ERA, 17 strikeouts, and a 0.77 whip in just 13 innings pitched.
The Bullpen Steps In
Chad Green relieved Domingo German With a quick strikeout against Akil Baddoo. Green then started to struggle as Victor Reyes hits a ground-rule double. He would then walk Daz Cameron. Jeimer Candelario grounded out to the first base this would move the runners up. During the next at-bat, Green threw a 3-1 fastball to Miguel Cabrera who went deep this put the Tigers up 5-1 against the Yankees. Darren O’Day was called out of the bullpen and threw two sliders to Jonathan Schoop who popped out.
In the sixth inning, Jonathan Loaisiga pitched a strong shutout inning. In the next inning, Michael King showed up and struck out Akil Baddoo and Riley Greene. He then made Daz Cameron lineout to center field. Luis Gil struck out the side in the eighth. Reggie McClain came in the ninth inning and struck out Zach Short. However, the third strike would come on a wild pitch. This would put Short on first. He then walked the next batter, this put two men on base. Isaac Paredes grounded into a double play and Eric Haase struck out to end the final inning.
The Offense Struggles
The only Yankees runs through eight innings was from Giancarlo Stanton who continues to show up offensively. Gleyber Torres got on base via a walk in the 1st inning and got on second from a wild pitch. Wilson Ramos committed a throwing error that put Torres on third. Stanton then hits a rocket of a double, scoring Torres. Afterward, the Yankees struggled all day with hitting as they had 9 strikeouts. In the ninth inning, Thairo Estrada hit his third home run this spring giving the Yankees one more run before the game ended.
The Yankees Opening Day game is this Thursday, April 1st. Yankee Stadium will host fans at a 20% capacity. Gerrit Cole will be on the mound against the Blue Jays. You can watch the Yankees live on the YES Network at 1 pm.