Yankees takeaways from Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Phillies, including another Jasson Dominguez home run
Jasson Dominguez hit his fourth home run of the spring, but the Yankees crumbled late in their 6-3 loss to the Phillies.
- Domingo German got the start and was not as sharp as he has been this spring. German went just 2.1 innings, gave up three hits, two earned runs and struck out three on 50 pitches. The three hits allowed were the most in his three starts as well as his two earned runs.
The damage occurred in the second inning when he had men on second and third and no one out. German got the next batter to ground out to him, preventing a run, but a single and sac fly later put the Yankees down 2-0.
- Clay Holmes had his worst outing this spring, giving up two hits and a run in one inning of work. He was spotless in his previous two outings.
- Giancarlo Stanton has struggled this spring, but he finally broke out on Saturday. Playing as the DH, Stanton went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Prior to today’s game, Stanton had just one hit in 10 at-bats.
- Jasson Dominguez started in center field and had a couple of chances to score some runs in this game. In the first inning, with the bases loaded, Dominguez popped out to end the Yankee threat. In the third inning, Dominguez was up with men on first and second, and grounded out.
However, in his third at-bat, Dominguez, batting from the left side, caught up to a fastball down and over the plate and launched it over the right-field wall with a man on second to tie the game at 3-3. Dominguez now has four home runs this spring. The 20-year-old is hitting 8-for-19 (.421) with nine RBI and a stolen base to go along with those four bombs.
- The other highly-touted Yankees prospect who started Saturday was Anthony Volpe. He got the start at shortstop and while he went 0-for-1, he reached base twice, on a walk and a hit-by-pitch.
-The Phillies broke the tie in the top of the eighth when they got to Matt Krook and the defense from the backup players became porous. They scored three runs to take a 6-3 lead. The Yankees went down in order in the eighth and ninth innings to fall to the Phillies.
The Yankees continue spring training as they take on the Boston Red Sox on Sunday starting at 1:05 p.m.