Greetings, Yankees fans.
I’m going to be up front with you, I actually slept through most of today’s game so I don’t actually know what happened other than the final score (10-6 Tigers) and that Cody Eppley got the loss.
I also know that Derek Jeter was the DH in a Minor League game so he saw no action in the field. And judging from his at bats – he finished 0-4, he didn’t see much action at the plate either. But at least, he felt good afterward.
Someone who didn’t feel so well today was Brett Gardner who was ill from something he ate last night. Apparently, he was throwing up but managed to play five innings. Good thing it’s just a stomach bug and not an injury because the Yankees have more than enough of those to go around.
Some quick notes:
- The Yankees officially signed Chien-Ming Wang.
- Brennan Boesch is still resting his sore ribcage.
- Ben Francisco hit two home runs in today’s game – one off Anibal Sanchez and the other off Bruce Rondon
In case you missed the hullabaloo, MLB is going full steam ahead in its pursuit of the Biogenesis records. Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated thinks they’re going about it all wrong. He cites quotes from former lawyers/current writers-bloggers Wendy Thurm of Fangraphs and FOTB Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk among others. It’s worth a read.
Tomorrow, the Yankees will be welcoming the Tampa Bay Rays to George M. Steinbrenner Field for a highly contested Grapefruit League game– Just kidding. It’s still just Spring Training. Adam Warren is starting for the Yankees (according to my MLB at Bat app) and he will be going up against Jeremy Hellickson.
The game will be on YES at 1:05 p.m.