Yankees: Good news and bad news after Bombers get demolished by Philly

Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, Deivi Garcia
Feb 28, 2020; North Port, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia (83) pitching against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at CoolToday Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees faced off against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday afternoon in an un-televised game, and thank goodness it was kept away from the masses.

In an unfortunate contest, the Yankees were thrashed by the Phillies, who posted 15 runs and didn’t allow a single attempt at recovery. In fact, the Yankees totaled just three hits while Philadelphia earned 12 in the loss.

The Bombers walked out Deivi Garcia as their starter for the contest, and he struggled to get going early on. Garcia had flashes of brilliance in 2020 as a supplement to injury, and the Yankees feel as though he will be a significant part to the starting rotation moving forward. He will likely want this one back, but I wouldn’t feel too concerned over the performance.

Good news and bad news for the New York Yankees in demolished job:

Deivi García gave up two homers, and two earned runs in the loss, but they were the only two hits he gave up, indicating a few poor pitches that weren’t located correctly. That is actually a good sign for Garcia, as the inconsistencies show up sporadically and are mostly an anomaly.

Behind him, Asher Wojciechowski and Albert Abreu combined to allow six hits, eight earned runs, and two walks in just two innings. That stretch of inadequacy was the nail in the coffin for the Yankees, and just to top it off, Nestor Cortes gave up three earned runs in his lone inning of work in the sixth.

Offensively, it was a travesty for the Yanks, as the only players to get on base were Tyler Wade, Ryan LaMarre, and Josh Breaux. It was mostly the Yankees reserve squad featuring in this contest, which is a primary reason their office was lackluster. However, this one is an anomaly and something the Yankees will quickly forget about as they push forward in spring training. They are preparing to take on the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon and will feature more starters.

The good news is, skipper Aaron Boone was released from the hospital and is doing very well, as he underwent surgery to have a pacemaker placed on his heart.