Yankees clobber Red Sox in Spring Training battle
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The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 14-1 on Friday afternoon. It was an ugly, one-sided affair from the beginning and the only solace is the fact this is a meaningless Spring Training game.
Domingo German shut the Red Sox down with four dominant innings. German, who is slated to take Luis Severino‘s spot in the rotation, accompanied the scoreless innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Meanwhile, Hector Velazquez made the start for Boston and it did not go nearly as well. The groundball pitcher who is fighting for a bullpen spot forfeited four runs (only one earned) in one and two-thirds innings. His Spring Training ERA sits at 9.72.
The other notable Red Sox pitchers in this game were Jenrry Mejia (1 IP and 0 ER) and Bobby Poyner (0.2 IP and 5 ER). The latter did not help his case for making the Opening Day roster with a now 8.22 ERA for the spring. Granted, this number is seriously inflated by a horrendous outing in Friday’s contest.
Offensively, there is really nothing worth diving into. It was another sluggish day for the spring bats of Boston.
The Boston Red Sox take on the Atlanta Braves Saturday at 1:05 p.m. eastern. It will take place at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. Chris Sale will craft his Spring Training debut.