Yankees Recap: Pineda Looks Sharp in Spring Training Debut


The New York Yankees suffered a 1-0 loss to the Houston Astros in their 6th Spring Training game of the season.

Today’s Spring Training game was a duel between pitchers.

Michael Pineda got his first start of Spring Training, going against the Astro’s Mike Fiers. Pineda would pitch a solid 2 innings of work, finishing with 3 strikeouts and only 2 hits. The Yankees were held to 7 hits and no runs by some promising Astros pitchers.

Carlos Beltran began the game with a double to right field, but would be left stranded on second to end the first. Brian McCann looked good going 2-for-3 with 2 opposite field hits in the 2nd and 4th innings. Luis Severino entered the game in the 3rd and put up 3 fantastic innings of work, allowing just 2 hits and 3 K’s, which was much better than his last time out.

Andrew Miller would make his Spring Training debut in the 6th, pitching a solid inning with 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. Following Miller and also making his Spring Training debut was Dellin Betances. After giving up a couple of doubles in the 7th, Betances allowed a run to be scored, and would ultimately be charged with the loss.

The Yankees vets McCann and Beltran looked good at plate, but couldn’t come up with any runs against a strong pitching effort from the Astros. The Yankees pitchers also looked sharp in their Spring Training debuts, despite giving up a crucial run in the 7th.

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The Yankees are back in action tomorrow as they take on the Marlins at 1:05 PM at Roger Dean Stadium.