We continue our coverage on the Yankees televised games. Today they faced off against the Boston Red Sox from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa Bay. And as we have, we present the three biggest takeaways from the game. And be sure to check out some of the previous games this Spring.
Masahiro Tanaka Continues Strong Spring
Masahiro Tanaka would make his second start this Spring. And Tanaka would continue his strong performance. Masahiro would pitch three scoreless innings with five strikeouts. The only baserunner Tanaka would allow would come as a result of a throwing error from the third baseman, Gio Urshela. Tanaka is vitally essential to the Yankees this season because of the injuries to James Paxton and Luis Severino. Then factor in that Masa is pitching in the final year of his seven-year deal with the Yankees, and this becomes a huge year for the Yankees’ number two starter.
Opening Day Lineup?
With the news that Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are likely not going to be ready for Opening Day, the Yankees will have a different lineup than initially anticipated. Today’s game against the Red Sox would see what’s the likely going to be the Opening Day lineup. (The only change being Mike Tauchman in Leftfield and Miguel Andújar at DH.)
The probable Lineup for Opening Day against the Baltimore Orioles
- DJ LeMahieu ~ 2B
- Brett Gardner ~ CF
- Gleyber Torres ~ SS
- Gary Sanchez ~ C
- Luke Voit ~ 1B
- Miguel Andújar ~ DH
- Michael Tauchman ~ LF
- Gio Urshela ~ 3B
- Clint Frazier ~ RF
Entire Team Playing Hungry
Even the worse, Major League teams can capitalize on mistakes. But when you see a game like the Yankees played against Boston, it encourages you to believe this team is poised for big things this season. The entire Yankees team put together great at-bats and also took full advantage of the mistakes the Red Sox made. Ultimately, however, this was a Spring Training game in March, and Boston did not have their A-Squad despite having a couple of regulars.