Four more games to go in the exhibition season. At this time next week, the 2019 Yankees will either be 1-0 and on their way to the 2019 World Series, or 0-1 and doomed. I can’t wait for the 162-game season or, rather, the 162 one-game seasons. That’s what it feels like sometimes with the Yankees.
Anyway, Jonathan Loaisiga will make his final Grapefruit League appearance tonight and it is a foregone conclusion at this point that he will begin the season in Triple-A. He hasn’t had a good spring and the Yankees apparently don’t want to use him in relief. Closing out the spring with a strong outing would be a welcome sight. Here is the Bryce Harper-less Phillies’ lineup and here are the players the Yankees will use today:
- CF Brett Gardner
- RF Aaron Judge
- LF Giancarlo Stanton
- DH Luke Voit
- C Gary Sanchez
- 1B DJ LeMahieu
- SS Troy Tulowitzki
- 3B Gio Urshela
- 2B Kyle Holder
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga
Available Position Players: C Francisco Diaz, C Jorge Saez, 1B Ryan McBroom, 1B/3B Brandon Wagner, IF Mandy Alvarez, IF Diego Castillo, IF Hoy Jun Park, OF Trey Amburgey, OF Jeff Hendrix, OF Pablo Olivares, OF Zack Zehner. Diaz and Saez are still in big league camp as non-roster players. Everyone else is up from minor league camp for the day.
Available Pitchers: RHP Braden Bristo, LHP Zack Britton, LHP Danny Coulombe, RHP David Hale, LHP Trevor Lane, RHP Adam Ottavino, RHP David Sosebee, LHP Stephen Tarpley. Bristo, Lane, and Sosebee are the extra arms up from minor league camp.
It is a nice clear and cool night in Tampa. Pretty much a perfect evening for a ballgame. Tonight’s game will begin at 6:35pm ET and you can watch live on YES and MLB.tv. There are no MLB.tv blackouts in Spring Training. Enjoy the game.