Domingo German gets first start, Carlos Narvaez hits walk-off HR vs. Nats

Mar 1, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (0) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Mar 1, 2023; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Domingo German (0) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at George M. Steinbrenner Field. / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some of the latest updates from Yankees spring training games…

March 1, 4:35 p.m.

4-2 win over Washington Nationals

Domingo German made his first start of spring training, and allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts over 2.1 IP. Greg Weissert came in to replace German in the third and allowed one hit over 0.2 IP with a strikeout. Jonathan Loaisiga tossed a 1-2-3 fourth inning thanks to a double play.

– Catcher Carlos Narvaez was the hero in the ninth, crushing a two-run homer to give the Yanks the win. Narvaez finished the day 1-for-2 at the plate.

Harrison Bader went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple in the bottom of the fourth to tie the game up at 1-1. Bader then scored on a wild pitch to give the Yanks a 2-1 lead.

Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Kyle Higashioka all went 0-for-2, while DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, and Aaron Hicks all went 1-for-2.

– Top prospect Anthony Volpe went 0-for-2 after replacing LeMahieu in the fifth at second base, before switching to shortstop in the sixth when Aaron Boone pulled IKF. Right fielder Estevan Florial went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts, Oswaldo Cabrera played third and went 1-for-2, and CF Jasson Dominguez went 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout.

Feb. 26, 4:20 p.m.

9-5 win over Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson singled in the top of the first and then advanced to third on Willie Calhoun‘s double. 1B Andres Chaparro drove in Donaldson to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead, and it could’ve been more, but Calhoun was thrown out at home by Kevin Kiermaier.

– Top prospect Anthony Volpe doubled down the right field line to leadoff the third, and after a wild pitch allowed him to advance to third, he scored on Calhoun’s line drive to center field to make it 2-0. Volpe finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

– Catcher Carlos Narvaez and 2B Jesus Bastidas hit back-to-back homers in the top of the fourth to put the Yanks up 4-0. Volpe then singled and stole both second and third base. After Donaldson walked to give New York runners at the corners, Calhoun grounded into the double-play and Volpe scored to make it 5-0. The Yanks loaded the bases in the fifth, and Bastidas picked up the RBI with a walk as they took a 6-0 lead.

Matt Bowman replaced Mitch Spence with a runner on first in the bottom of the fifth and hit the first batter he faced. Bowman struggled in just 0.2 IP, as he let up two home runs and four runs to make it a 6-5 game.

Chaparro homered in top of the sixth to put the Yanks up 7-5. CF Brandon Lockridge drove in two runs on a triple to center in the top of the eighth to give the Yanks a four-run lead.

Feb. 26, 3:35 p.m.

7-0 win over Atlanta Braves

– After three straight singles to open the game, catcher Jose Trevino gave the Yanks a 4-0 lead with a grand slam to left field.

Clarke Schmidt tossed two scoreless innings, striking out five of the six batters he faced.

Albert Abreu tossed a quick 1-2-3 third inning, and then Deivi Garcia kept the shutout going in the fourth as he allowed two baserunners (one error, one walk) but escaped by picking off Kevin Pillar at second base. The youngster then sent the Braves down in order in the fifth, as his day finished after two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

 T.J. Rumfield drove in two runs on a double to right, and then came around to score on Mickey Gasper‘s double to make it 7-0 in the sixth.

Aaron Judge went 1-for-1 with a run scored, Gleyber Torres went 2-for-2 with a run scored, Aaron Hicks went 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Trevino finished 1-for-2 with four RBI. Oswald Peraza went 1-for-2 with a walk and strikeout.