LAKELAND, FL. – Chance Adams was pushed from reliever in yesterday’s rainout to starter in today’s game, and it was not a great showing.
Staked to an early 4-to-0 lead, Adams allowed a walk and four straight hits to Tigers hitters. The game was tied before Adams could even record an out. Brady Lail came on in relief, and gave up a go-ahead single to Grayson Greiner that gave the Tigers a 5-4 lead they never relinquished.
The Yankees got their four-run lead once Aaron Hicks doubled, Luke Voit walked and Miguel Andújar hit what should have been a 4-4-3 double play ball for Josh Harrison. He threw the relay away after forcing Voit, allowing Hicks to score.
Gleyber Torres singled to put runners on first and second, and Greg Bird drilled a three-run home run out to left field. “It’s like a righty hit it,” manager Aaron Boone told Coley Harvey after the game.
Domingo Acevedo was assigned the third inning and got two outs before disaster struck. Two walks and a hit batsman led to a bases-loaded opportunity that Christin Stewart did not let pass. He cranked a grand slam deep to right field to cap the day’s scoring for both teams and give the Tigers a 10-to-4 lead. Drew Hutchison finished the inning.
The offense disappeared for the Yankees until the seventh (and final) inning. Kyle Holder led off the frame with a line-drive single off 2018 No. 1 overall pick Casey Mize and the umpires called the game almost immediately after.
- Miguel Andújar changed agents, as he’s now hired Octagon, per The Athletic‘s Robert Murray. Andújar had been previously represented by Magnus Sports.
- Danny Farquhar threw another simulated game back in Tampa, and told Brendan Kuty that “his name was ‘on the list’ to pitch Saturday,” which would mean facing the Pirates in Bradenton.
- It’s unclear who is starting tomorrow’s game against the Pirates. Brendan Kuty reported Monday it would be J.A. Happ, but Randy Miller reported today that Happ would instead throw Friday. I guess we’ll wait and see.