On Saturday night, Major League Baseball took place in Panama for the first time since 1947. The fans at this game in Panama City were witnesses to a rare spring-training combined no-hitter. The Bronx Bombers were no-hit by the Miami Marlins in a 5-0 loss in front of a sell-out crowd at Rod Carew Stadium.
The Yankees’ bats were silenced by Brad Hand for the first half of this game. Hand went five inning without giving up a hit and struck out six batters. The only Yankee to reach base against Hand was Dean Anna, who was hit by a pitch with 2 outs in the 5th inning. Marlins’ closer Steve Cishek along with relievers A.J. Ramos and Arquimedes Caminero combined to complete the no-no. The only other Yankees to reach base were Brett Gardner (walk in the 6th inning) and Zelous Wheeler (walk in the 8th inning).
The bats did not give great support to Yankees’ starter Adam Warren. Warren, who will likely start the season out of the bullpen, struck out six batters in 4.1 innings, while only walking one. He made one mistake in the top of the 4th inning when he threw a wild pitch to Garrett Jones with two outs that allowed left fielder Jake Marisnick to score from third.
The Marlins would tack on another run against Chase Whitley in the top of the 6th on a RBI single to left by center fielder Christian Yelich that scored third baseman Colin Moran to make it 2-0. Miami would go on to score three runs in the top of the eighth inning via a sacrifice fly by Joe Nelson and 2-out RBI singles from Matt Angle and Mark Canha. All three runs were charged to Yankees’ reliever Robert Coello.
These two teams will conclude their mini-series Sunday afternoon at 1:05 PM ET when C.C. Sabathia takes on Nathan Eovaldi. It is expected that Yankees’ closer David Robertson will make an appearance in this game. The other Yankees’ split squad will take on the Atlanta Braves back in Tampa at the same time on YES. Masahiro Tanaka will make his second start of the spring against Julio Teheran.
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