The Yankees' pitching staff was on point Thursday afternoon, blanking the Phillies in a 6-0 win. >> Box Score
Five things to know about Thursday's game
1) Estevan Florial broke the game open for the Yankees in the top of the sixth with a three-run blast to left center to make it a 5-0 game. Florial finished his day 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored as he continues to have a solid spring.
2) James Paxton got the start for the Yanks, and it was a solid 3.1-inning performance from the lefty. He allowed three hits, but didn't let a runner come across to score while striking out five along the way. He moved his spring ERA to 1.23 as well.
3) The first base battle continued between Luke Voit and Greg Bird, but there wasn't much that changed. Voit got the start and he went 0-for-1 with two walks, while making a nice pick on a Miguel Andujar throw to first to record an out. Bird finished his day 1-for-3 with a run scored to move his spring average to .389.
4) Andujar had a solid day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
5) The Yankees were stellar on the mound for a combined shutout. Adam Ottavino was nearly perfect in his outing, allowing just one hit while collecting three straight strikeouts in the bottom of the fifth.
Long & Gone & Estevan 👋 pic.twitter.com/kzvXMwdMCY- New York Yankees (@Yankees) March 7, 2019
The Yankees hit the road for a matchup against Phillies on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.