Montgomery tossed four ideal innings to close out a combined no-hitter with two other pitchers before making two starts. Pineda will be hoping his second start goes much better than the first when he gave up four runs and eight hits in 3-2/3 innings against these same Tampa Bay Rays.
The New York Yankees line for up the national anthem before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium, Monday, April 10, 2017, in New York. He took a flawless game into the seventh inning against Tampa Bay and his team won 8-1.
Fans were treated to a Bronx Bombers win at Yankee Stadium Monday for Opening Day in the Bronx.
Up Next: After a scheduled off day on Tuesday, the Yankees will be back in action on Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 pm as they play host to the Tampa Bay Rays for game two of a three game series.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he was leaning toward a particular No. 5 starter as spring training drew toward a close, though he wouldn't identify that pitcher.
Aaron Judge and Chase Headley hit solo shots off Alex Cobb (1-1), while Starlin Castro slugged a two-run home run in a five-run eighth for the Yankees.
And making it more impressive for the inconsistent right-hander was this performance came against the same team he couldn't past the fourth inning against Wednesday. "I feel good, though", Pineda said.
"When Gardy caught that ball, that's the loudest I've heard it here in a long time", said Yankees catcher Austin Romine, who had watched Pineda retire all 20 Rays to that point. He could be mowing batters down for a few innings, suddenly give up a home run on an 0-2 pitch with two outs and let the game get away from him. And that's nearly the same thing as seeing the person you end up marrying across the room for the first time.
Former Gamecocks starter Jordan Montgomery has won the fifth starting job for the New York Yankees, Manager Joe Girardi announced today. NY 1B Greg Bird missed his third straight game, a layoff originally caused by a sore ankle but now by a stomach illness.
Yes, the 28 -year old native of Yaguate Dominican Republic, who also had 11 strikeouts for the second time in his career, may have finally arrived for manager Joe Girardi and the Yankees.