Mar 15, 2014; Sarasota, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Vidal Nuno (67) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Lose In Sarasota To Orioles

In what was certainly a “B” squad that the New York Yankees sent over to Sarasota to take on the Orioles, Vidal Nuno was on his A game. Nuno continues to prove that even if he doesn’t make the team on Opening Day, the Yankees could use him as a starter at some point down the road in 2014. Nuno went four innings, giving up just one hit and striking out three, but the Yankees couldn’t pull out a victory losing 2-1.

Chris Tillman was equally strong for the O’s, going five shutout innings while striking five and walking two. Tillman came out to pitch the sixth, looking to stretch his arm out a little bit and gave up a leadoff homer to Francisco Arcia, which would be the lone Yankee run of the day.

The O’s wasted no time in tying it up.  Chris Davis went opposite way off Danny Burawa to tie the game. Mark Montgomery would relieve Burawa and give up the winning run in the seventh. Delmon Young led off with a double and Jemile Weeks ran for him and stole third. Johnathan Schoop would bring in Weeks with a sac fly.

The Yanks had a chance to tie though in the eighth off Darren O’Day. Arcia walked and Taylor Dugas slapped a double down the left-field line. However, Robert Refsynder,  Rob Segedin and Peter O’Brien would all strike out.

The other half of the Yankee squad will take on the Marlins in Panama at 9:05 tonight. Adam Warren will take on Brad Hand.


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