TAMPA — Gary Sanchez didn’t deal with two pitches from Deivi Garcia within the first inning of the Yankees’ 5-1 loss to the Orioles that allowed Baltimore to attain twice, prompting boos from the Steinbrenner Area crowd.
One was scored a wild pitch and the second a handed ball, however every ought to have been caught. Sanchez was behind the plate for 2 extra wild pitches from David Hale.
“The curveball from Garcia with two outs that bought via, that’s a ball he ought to have the ability to deal with,’’ Aaron Boone mentioned.
Luke Voit homered for the primary time this spring with a towering fly ball for an opposite-field blast over the right-field wall.
Signal of the instances due to coronavirus.
A plastic bottle of Purcell sanitizer was positioned on a desk close to the doorway to the Yankees’ clubhouse on Friday for individuals who needed to make use of it. It was the primary day the plastic container with a pump dispenser surfaced. Safety guards within the entrance space had been instructed to keep away from shaking fingers with employees and gamers and use fist bumps. The Yankees’ staff physician spoke to the membership and employees and made a PowerPoint presentation that included a section on person-to-person contact like shaking fingers.
Jonathan Loaisiga makes an attempt to strengthen his bid for a spot among the many 13 pitchers the Yankees will open the season with, as they face the Pirates in Bradenton, Fla.
Loaisiga will make his fourth look of the spring. He has one choice remaining, which suggests he may be despatched to the minors if he doesn’t cop an enormous league spot.