Spring Training Game 6: LaRoche brings in only run in Yankees loss

Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 0

 

One run is all you need to win in today’s 1-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

 

Brett Gardner (6 for 11, .545) and Ichiro Suzuki (5 for 8, .556) continue to look well-prepared for the season to start already, with each getting a hit in today’s game, getting a hit in all of their games this Spring. Juan Rivera puts together 2 hits, including a double, as he competes for a possible outfield spot or the right-handed designated hitter to split time with Travis Hafner.

 

David Phelps got today’s start and pitched 3 scoreless innings. With the recent news regarding Phil Hughes, Phelps is likely expected to make Opening Day as a starter and his continued effectiveness would make the decision logical. David Aardsma and Clay Rapada, two likely members of the bullpen, each had a scoreless inning of work in today’s game. The only mistake was made by reliever Chase Whitley, giving up a solo home run to Andy LaRoche in the 7th inning.

 

Win – Brett Cecil

Loss – Chase Whitley

Save – Chad Beck

 

Notables

Blue Jays

*Andy LaRoche – 1 for 2, R, Solo Home Run (1) in the 2nd, RBI (2)

*Jose Reyes – 1 for 3

Yankees

*Juan Rivera – 2 for 2, 2B

*Brett Gardner – 1 for 3

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