New York Yankees

In the final game of spring training, the New York Yankees fell to the Miami Marlins in a pitching-dominated contest.

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By Christian Kouroupakis

The New York Yankees didn’t finish off Spring Training today like they’d hope to, but with Opening Day being two days away, they won’t lose sleep over it.

Manager Joe Girardi sent his 22-year old hurler, Luis Severino, to the hill in his final tune up of the season.

Sevy pitched well in his five innings of work as he struck out six and walked only one while only allowing one earned run. His spring ERA is at a respectable 3.38.

The only man he had trouble with, was Giancarlo Stanton. Come on, who doesn’t have trouble with this monster?

With New York leading 1-0 in the bottom of the first, Stanton hit a sac-fly to left to score last year’s national league batting champion, Dee Gordon. Two innings later, he came through again with an RBI single to put the fish up 2-1.

Pitching dominated the contest from that point on. Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller, Kirby Yates, and Johnny Barbato combined for a no-hitter when Severino was pulled from the game.

This was the first live action we saw out of Miller since he chipped a bone in his non-throwing hand. In total, Miller walked and struck out a batter in his scoreless inning of work.

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Offensively, the Bombers did nothing to give their pitching the well deserved support.

In fact, the only run in the ballgame came in the first inning on a Jacoby Ellsbury lead off home run.

The rest of the offense only had three hits (four total), left five runners on base, and were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position. It just wasn’t enough as they dropped the ballgame 2-1.

Following the last pitch on Saturday, the Yankees sent catcher Carlos Corporan over to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.

Corporan really didn’t have role with the team, especially when Austin Romine earned the back-up catchers position. With Gary Sanchez on the way, it makes no sense to keep a 32-year old on as the third string catcher.

With that, spring training has come to an end.

Next stop: The Bronx for opening day.

They will play host to the Houston Astros for the season opener on Monday at 1:05, or “Tanaka Time” as Masahiro Tanaka will make his second straight opening day start.

Opening day coverage will be on YES starting at 11:30 AM with ceremonies and pageantry.

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