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Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

Yankees worth big league-high $3.7 billion

"He just kind of pitched himself into it", said Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who announced the decision Monday after NY beat the Rays 8-1 in its home opener.

The point isn't to diminish Pineda's brilliance on Monday, when he turned the Stadium atmosphere electric with frenzied anticipation by taking a ideal game into the seventh inning, mowing down the first 20 Rays' hitters on a gorgeous April afternoon in the Bronx.

For the day, Pineda fanned 11 in his 7-2/3 innings, allowing the two hits and no walks, throwing 93 pitches, 67 for strikes. He was 6-12 a year ago with a 4.82 ERA, but he led the Yankees in strikeouts.

Snell (0-1) threw 6 2/3 innings in last Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays, giving up five runs (four earned) on three hits to go with five walks and five strikeouts. And if you know Michael Pineda, you know there's a huge difference between Big Mike, who has no-hit type of stuff, and Big Mike, who had a 4.82 ERA last season.

But, here we are on April 12th, with Montgomery slated to make his Major League debut against the Tampa Bay Rays as the Yankees fifth starter.

The South Carolina Gamecocks now have six alumni in the major leagues, thanks to the recent call up of former starting pitcher and All-American Jordan Montgomery.

NY improved to 3-4 with its 8-1 win. That in turn will bump back Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia's next start by a day each, which Girardi said he wanted to do after both pitchers had to work hard in their initial outings of the season. "He has four-pitch mix".

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In the first game of the three-game series, Yankees posted a 1-8 win over the Rays.

Carter is hitting.154 (2-for-13) through his first 16 plate appearances this season while driving in two runs and striking out on four separate occasions.

"You saw the action", Pineda said of the pitch while warming up.

Pregame ceremonies will include a moment of silence for late baseball executive Katy Feeney, and ceremonial first pitches from former Yankees manager Joe Torre and old NY stars Tino Martinez and Willie Randolph, part of the staff for the championship US team at the WBC.

Perhaps, though, the most savage tweet came from the Rays Twitter account, who responded to Martha's tweet about a ideal game by simply writing, "fake news".

Montgomery was on the AA and AAA level in 2016, recording a 14-5 record with a 2.13 ERA in 25 starts.

"He's doing good. He's doing fine", manager Bruce Bochy said.

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