These are the takeaways from the Yankees’ spring matinee against the Detroit Tigers…
– David Garcia he topped out at 96.8 mph, with his fastball averaging in the mid-90s for the day. He was up three, down three with a strikeout in the first. After allowing an opening single to Jeimer Candelariohe got Miguel Cabrera to fly, and then induced a 6-4-3 double play to jonathan school in just a six-pitch second inning. He faced the minimum through 2.2 frames, but served a solo shot to Dustin Garneau which tied the game at one. The bottom line: 3.0 innings, two hits, one earned, one strikeout, no walks and 24 strikes on 37 pitches.
– Gleyber Torres he wasted no time with the former Red Sox pitcher eduardo rodriguez, taking his first pitching team to right center field to immediately put the Yankees on the scoreboard. He has been red hot this spring, hitting .421/.476/.737 at Florida.
– Aroldis Chapman he received the ball after Garcia and his first shot went straight into the goal. However, he quickly calmed down, retiring to the side with a strikeout in his only inning of work, despite showing discomfort with some of his pitches. He tops out at 98.8 mph.
– Louis Gil he entered the game in the fifth and struck out Cabrera to start his afternoon. After giving up a weak infield single, he retired the next two batters. In his second frame, he sat sideways on 16 pitches. He came back for a third inning and struck out two more. In all, he threw 54 pitches, 34 of them for strikes, and allowed just two hits, struck out four and walked one in his three scoreless frames, with his fastball in the high 90s.
– Ender Start and Tim Locastro both collected one hit each, while Ronald Guzman he drove five races on the day. He added two with a double in the fifth and two more with a single in the sixth inning. In the eighth, his third hit of the day drove in his fifth RBI. cooper goalkeeper he hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of the day, pinch-hitting for Torres.