New York Yankees Recaps: Gio Urshela homers in Yankees loss to the Orioles

William Parlee
Feb 19, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (29) looks on during spring training workouts at Yankees Players Development Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees went with their “B” lineup last night in their match-up with the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. The skies were sunny, and the game-time temperature was in the mid-sixties. Michael King took the mound for the Yankees and Matt Harvey for the Baltimore Orioles.

DJ LeMahieu dropped his spring training average down to .258 when he struck out in the first inning.  Shortstop Gleyber Torres walked. Jay Bruce ground out, and Gary Sanchez struck out swinging to end the half. With King on the mound, Mullins and Mancini both struck out swinging, and Santander flew out to the left-field for a quick inning for King.

At the top of the second inning, Gio Urshela hit a monster home run to centerfield, his first of the spring training for the Yankees 1-0 lead. Derrick Dietrich reached on a hit by a pitch, but Ford, Tauchman, and Brito all struck out or flew out to end the inning, but the Yankees picked up a run. At the bottom of the inning, Ruiz struck out, and Galvis flew out, two away. Hays grounded out to LeMahieu to end the inning. Yankees 1 Orioles 0. At the bottom of the third inning Ramon Urias grounded out, but Sisco, who was on second, scored to tie up the game a 1 apiece. Michael King finished up three innings allowing one earned run and an ERA of 3.85 on spring training.

The New York Yankees had a scoreless fourth inning. The Orioles were also scoreless,b but in the bottom of the fifth inning, Pat Valaika hit a solo homer off Jonathan Loaisiga on a line drive to center field for his second home of spring training. Orioles 2 Yankees 1. It was Jonathan Loaisiga’s first home run allowed and second hit allowed of spring training.

The game remained 2-1 Baltimore Orioles through the top of the ninth inning. Luis Cessa pitched two quality inning for the New York Yankees while striking out three Orioles. The Yankee’s lineup again remained quiet except for Urshela’s home run way back in the second inning. Gary Sanchez struck out twice going 0-3 while his batting average dropped to .193. The final score was the Baltimore Orioles 2 and the New York Yankees 1. The winning pitcher was Mac Sceroler.  The Loser was Jonathan Loaisiga, who allowed the second Baltimore run in the fifth inning.

Tomorrow the New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Gerrit Cole will get the start against the Jays. The 1:05 pm game will be televised on MLBN. Stay with EmpireSportsMedia. Com for all the Yankee updates.