The New York Yankees took on the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday afternoon, tying 5-5. With opening day just a few short days away, the Yankees seem to be in good shape healthwise. Offensively, they have been a bit streaky, throwing out a dud against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, striking out 12 times, and recording just two hits and zero runs. However, against the Tigers, Mike Tauchman, Chris Gittens, and Greg Allen all hit homers.
As for the team’s pitching, starter Corey Kluber lasted 3.2 innings, allowing three hits, one run, and walked three batters. He did record four strikeouts and currently has a 1.86 ERA this spring. Should this performance be concerning? Not at all. While his accuracy was a bit sporadic, skipper Aaron Boone doesnâ€™t seem to be worried one bit.
â€œIt got a little bit hairy there at the end of the first inning whether or not weâ€™re going to get to that point, but I managed to get through it,â€ Kluber said following the tie.
â€œIt was good to get Kluber a good daysâ€™ work,â€ Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. â€œI thought the stuff was good (although) a little scattered. He was a little underneath the ball and missing some spots that he normally would hit, but overall he was able to execute a lot of pitches, especially to get out of some trouble there.â€