Well, that wasn't very pleasant. The big story was CC Sabathia who had a rough first inning. Here's the rundown:
- Michael Taylor strikes out swinging. (Nice!)
- Yunel Escobar walks. (Meh)
- Bryce Harper triples on a fly ball to right fielder Garrett Jones. Escobar scores. (Blergh)
- Ryan Zimmerman singles on a ground ball to center fielder Chris Young. Harper scores. (Come on.)
- Wilson Ramos grounds out, pitcher CC Sabathia to first baseman Mark Teixeira. Zimmerman to 2nd. (Better)
- Ian Desmond hits a ground-rule double on a fly ball down the right-field line. Zimmerman scores. (Dude, what are you doing?)
- Tyler Moore walks. (Meh again)
- Danny Espinosa grounds out, shortstop Didi Gregorius to first baseman Mark Teixeira. (Thank goodness)
The good thing is that CC "settled" down after the first and finished his outing with five hits, 3 runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 5 and 1/3 innings pitched. Amazingly, those three walks were his first three of the spring.
Oh, and Mark Teixeira is continuing to hit the ball to the opposite field which is nice to see. Let's hope that continues into the season and that he says healthy.
It wasn't a nice way to say goodbye to the Tampa crowd for the season but a lot of those same people will probably be at the Trop when the Yankees play the Rays so they can make it up to them then.