The Yankees were victorious in the 2014 Spring Training road finale yesterday, beating the Pirates 4-2 behind 4 shutout innings from CC Sabathia and 3-hit days from Ichiro, Eduardo, and Zoilo.
- Sabathia was just going through the motions and threw 44 pitches in his 4 3-hit innings, but it sounds like he looked sharp. Next time we see him will be in the top of the bottom of the 1st on opening day.
- All 3 5th starter competition "losers" (David Phelps, Adam Warren, Vidal Nuno) worked out of the bullpen after CC. They combined for 2.2 IP, 5 H, and 2 ER (Phelps) and are slated to pitch again on Saturday.
- No game yesterday for Jacoby Ellsbury, but he did go through a full workout. He'll play in another MiL game today, maybe another on Saturday, and is still on track to be ready for Opening Day.
- Big day of morning roster cuts, with Preston Claiborne, David Herndon, Fred Lewis, Zoilo Almonte, Russ Canzler, and Scott Sizmore all getting reassigned to MiL camp. Only a few real roster competitors left.