On a bright day in Tampa, the Yankees opened the season with the first Spring Training game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays won 2-1 this afternoon, but who’s counting such things? Baseball is back and for that I give thanks!
While I had predicted that Gary Sanchez would hit the first homer of the season, he didn’t even make the lineup today and that honor went to 1B Chris Gittens who smoked one out in the ninth inning for the Yankees.
J.A. Happ started the game and was sharp for two innings and was followed effectively by Michael King (1.2 IP) and Luis Cessa (1.1 IP). The Blue Jays managed six hits against the likes of: Luis Avilan, Kaleb Ort, Domingo Acevedo and Brooks Kriske.
Had so much fun watching this matchup today. Yankees baseball is making the journey back to championship form. Looking forward to Gerrit Cole‘s debut on Monday night.