The Yankees visited the Carpenter Complex, and AAA and AA games were played on the two worst fields for fan viewing. Zach Eflin pitched in the AAA game and Elniery Garcia started for the AA squad.Eflin pitched 4.0 innings. He gave up a run on 3 hits and a walk. He struck out two. His fastball was around 93-94 mph. Here’s some video from his first inning.
After the single, a Yankee batter tried to bunt. With a charging fielder yelling “One! One! One!”. Jorge Alfaro scooped up the ball, ignored the direction to throw to first, and gunned out the lead runner at second base.
Carlos Tocci made a running catch against the center field wall to save Eflin some damage. Rhys Hoskins hit a home run to left field. Osmel Aguila made a diving catch in center field and hit a home run to left field.
Williams and Cameron Perkins hit line drive singles to right center field. J.P Crawford struck out a couple times.
Elniery Garcia started in the AA game. He allowed a base runner before retiring him on a double play and recording a strike out. This was his first appearance since reporting from major league camp, and he only pitched the one inning.
Drew Anderson followed and the only video that turned out was this one where he gave up a double.
The short-season kids didn’t have a game and ran through some drills on Ashburn and Carlton Fields. Mickey Moniak didn’t take the bus ride to Tampa and took fly balls on Ashburn. Afterward he watched the AAA game with Josh Stephen.
Before the game, we learned that three of the recent minor league releases were Will Moriss, Christian Marrero, and Ulises Joaquin(!?!). A couple players were wearing Marrero’s jersey on the field during warm ups.
During the game, word filtered down that the Phillies had released catchers Ryan Hanigan and Bryan Holiday. Roman Quinn was optioned to Lehigh and Michael Mariot was reassigned to the minor league camp.