Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton belts another ball line drive

Here are some nuggets from the Yankees’ spring training on Thursday:

Need for bat speed

Giancarlo Stanton, in mid-season form, threw a 118.6 mph line drive to the left that passed outfielder Cal Mitchell to score two Yankees runs.

Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton

No sign of relief

Relievers Jimmy Cordero, Wandy Peralta, Albert Abreu and Demarcus Evans combined to allow nine runs in 2 ²/₃ innings.

Peralta faced three batters, allowed a home run to Drew Maggi and did not register an out.

Caught my attention

In the sixth inning, former Yankee Miguel Andujar drove a ball down the center, and Oswaldo Cabrera – trying to prove he can be a center back too – broke in first.

He then backtracked and sprinted backwards, the ball falling just out of reach for a double.

Friday schedule

Domingo German is expected to start and Isiah Kiner-Falefa will play on center field at 1:05 p.m. in Lakeland, Fla. against the Tigers.

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