Spring Training Game Two: Blue Jays 2, Yankees 0

The Yankees dropped their Grapefuit League game to the Blue Jays 2-0 this afternoon at Steinbrenner Field but the biggest loss happened five pitches into Curtis Granderson‘s first at-bat. Toronto starter J.A. Happ hit Granderson in the right forearm. He was immediately taken out of the game as a precaution and a few innings later, the Yankees announced that Granderson suffered a fractured forearm and that he will be out 10 weeks.

Kevin Youkilis, who was on deck when Granderson was hit said, “It didn’t sound good.” And now we know, it wasn’t good at all.

It’s not a season-ending injury by any means and if there’s good news to come out of it, at least it happened early in Spring Training. Because of that, if things go as planned and Granderson doesn’t suffer any setbacks, he’ll be back a month into the season.

The game itself was pretty uneventful. Youkilis made good contact in his at bat, driving the ball to the warning track a couple of times but had nothing to show for his effort. He finished 0-2. Another new Yankee, Travis Hafner, finished the day 1-2 with a double.

The Yankees finished with 11 hits.

Cody Eppley and Juan Cedeno each gave up an earned run with Eppley getting the loss. Starter Adam Warren threw two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

The Blue Jays got their runs thanks to an RBI single by Emilio Bonifacio in the third and an RBI double by Sean Ochinko in the eighth.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

3 thoughts on “Spring Training Game Two: Blue Jays 2, Yankees 0

  1. williamjtasker

    The Yankees left 13 men on base. Here we go again. :D

    • jay_robertson

      Thanks, Will. Good to know that 2 games into ST they're already in post-season form.

    • Bill

      Had to admit I was screaming at the TV when Stewart popped up with Pronk on 3rd. The first two batters executed almost to perfection, but the demons of 2011 and 2012 raised their ugly heads again. Youk just missed a grand slam. Can't complain when they make good contact in big spots. But weak pop ups will drive you up a wall.

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