For a brief moment on Thursday, it seemed that Jay Bruce might play the hero in the Yankees’ first game.
Unfortunately, his fly ball in the seventh inning only walked 363 feet and landed on the glove of the Blue Jays right forward Teoscar Hernandez, instead of crossing the wall and being led by the Yankees.
For Bruce, it was an unremarkable opening day. He left 8th with a 3-0 advantage and did not conduct a defensive test in the first base with a 3-2 loss of 10 innings.
Manager Aaron Boone said on Thursday: “I think we will still see very good players.” “We feel that we have a lot of people left. Obviously, his career so far has been very good. , And not the old guy.
“He is older and experienced, but he is only 33 years old. Physically, his position may be better than in the past few years. Therefore, we hope that we will get a productive participant.
Bruce got a spot on the roster after Luke Voit chose to undergo partial torn meniscus surgery, and he is expected to become a regular starter in the first class until Voit returns. The former Metropolitan University is a natural outfielder. Until 2018, he had not started more than 10 first base games in a season. Since entering this season, he still has only 50 career starts.
DJ LeMahieu can fill the gap in first base-as he did in the tenth inning on Thursday, transitioning from the second inning-and Mike Tauchman has also been serving first. But Bruce said late in the camp that he believes he can continue to improve in this position.
Bruce said: “I believe I can play enough first basemen, and through more practice, I think I will be very good.”
Boone insisted that he will participate in the game, and Aroldis Chapman (Aroldis Chapman) will start his two games suspension this year, and the manager got his wish on the opening day. Instead of preventing Chad Green from making potential savings, he called for the high-leverage releaser as the first pitcher in the bullpen on Thursday.
Green replaced Gerrit Cole with a score of 1 in the sixth game, and dropped 1²/₃ no scoring frames in the subsequent 2-2 game.
Jonathan Loaisiga (Jonathan Loaisiga) threw an 8-pitch eighth inning, Darren O’Day (Darren O’Day) gave up the Knicks Nelson (RBI) double in the tenth place Nick Nelson ( Nick Nelson) was charged with loss and won the 9th place.
Before Chapman is eligible to return to Sunday’s series finale, the Yankees have one more game to pass without a designated approacher.