Yankees no-hit Detroit Tigers in exhibition win

It’s only Spring Training, but the Yankees get to add another milestone to their dominant Grapefruit League season.

Masahiro TanakaChasen Shreve and Jordan Montgomery combined to throw the first Spring no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers. It’s the first no-hitter for the Yankees since March 14th 1983 when Ron Guidry and Dale Murray combined to throw one against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tanaka pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, Shreve retired two batters and Montgomery pitched four scoreless innings. Because of the no-hitter, Montgomery immediately worked his way into the rotation competition, threatening Luis SeverinoLuis CessaChad Green and Adam Warren‘s chances of being one of the two starters.

Because of Bryan Mitchell‘s dominant outings, Montgomery’s arrival doesn’t affect him as much.

The win pushed the Yankees to 16-5, giving them the best record in Grapefruit League action.

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5 Responses to Yankees no-hit Detroit Tigers in exhibition win

  1. Jerry says:

    I hope you are right about Montgomery possibly be in contention for a starting pitching job. The Yankees seem to make decisions in the spring before actually seeing what these guys are capable of . I would have looked at Adams a little longer also. Maybe there will be other opportunities offered. Torres, Frazier and Fowler are still around. Open minded is a positive.

  2. Balt Yank says:

    I agree with Jerry. Sorry Severino dreamers, I like him as King Bullet in the bullpen. Let Montgomery take it from Warren.

  3. Terry says:

    First I can't wait any longer, TTAA….NNAA….KKAA!!!!!!!!!!! Still not as sharp as he could be, but sitting them down consistently. Montgomery?? You can't ignore what he's doing. He's killin' it and should be considered. It's hard to see the Yankees unseating Severino if it's close but give me that problem!!! These young guys are showing great signs and they're all different styles. I love it!!

  4. Jim says:

    The best news is with 4 strong candidates for the 4 and 5 spots, Warren will almost surely be in the bullpen where I think he is more valuable to the Yanks. (Mitchell, Montgomery, Green and Severino).

    I think the fact Montgomery is a lefty should give him bonus points to make up for the lack of major league experience as the other only have a small number of starts themselves.

  5. buckeye balls says:

    Girardi has no patience-these guys will be in and out all year-unless someone earns his trust with several good outings-Once you get his trust he'll stick with you longer but it takes a long time. The fact that there are several options may make it worse. let the Scranton shuttle begin

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