MiLB Spring Training Notes: March 21, 2019


CC Sabathia

  • Faced hitters in a game for the first time this spring
  • Started for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
  • Threw 26 pitches (21 strikes) across two innings
  • 6/8 in first pitch strikes
  • Permitted one earned run on two hits (a double and home run)
  • Struck out three and walked none

Tommy Kahnle

  • Pitched 1.2 innings for the Trenton Thunder
  • Permitted 1 run on three hits
  • Threw 33 pitches
  • Walked none and struck out three

Daniel Alvarez

  • 89-92 with his fastball
  • Curveball was 78-82

Garrett Mundell

  • Fastball velocity was way down from 95 (last season) to the 89-mph range


Austin Romine

  • Started at catcher for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
  • Went 1-3
  • After striking out in his first at bat, Romine went deep on a full count in his second at bat

DJ LeMahieu

  • Started at first base for Scranton
  • Went 1-2 with a single

Troy Tulowitzki

  • In his fourth and final plate appearance, Tulo hit a home run to deep right-center field after walking, striking out, and flying out to center.  The home run bounced off the top of the complex building.
  • Did not play the field for the RailRiders
  • Was pinch ran for in his first at bat (did not run bases)

Josh Stowers

  • Appeared to injure his right wrist on a diving play and was taken out of the game as a precaution
  • A source said he is okay and did not sustain an injury
  • Hit a solid line drive to right field for a single for the Thunder

Jhalan Jackson

  • Clobbered a long, three-run home run for Scranton in the bottom of the ninth

Ryan Lidge

  • Lidge went 3-for-3 for the Thunder and was the starting catcher

Chris Gittens

  • Gittens went yard with a home run just to the left of the Yankees complex building in center field.

Rashad Crawford

  • Crawford homered for the RailRiders in the ninth inning.

 David Metzgar

  • Metzgar continues to impress, putting togeher good at-bats and making solid plays in the field.