"There was a guy who did it during a spring training game and me and (Curtis) Granderson were talking about how it's not done enough", Pillar said. Jonathan Holder came on and immediately gave up a tiebreaking single to Luke Maile.
Reliever Adam Warren became the second Yankee to leave the field with an injury after taking an Aledmys Diaz comebacker on the inside of his ankle in the sixth inning.
Austin tied the game again in the seventh with his second homer, a solo shot to left.
"Other than that and the walks those were the only frustrating moments for me but I felt pretty good out there". X-rays on Warren's ankle were negative and he will be re-evaluated Sunday. And after the glee of opening the season and Boone's tenure 2-0, the Yanks return for their 116th home opener having penned a awful conclusion to their first series of the year.More news: Jason Kidd: Coaching Is Fun And It's Hard
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Sonny Gray allowed one run and seven hits over four innings. McKinney was recalled from Triple-A Friday after Hicks went on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right ribcage.
Boone said, as a manager, he does not want to be a victim of recency bias and that a large pool of information will nearly always outweigh the small for him. Outfielders Jacoby Ellsbury (strained right oblique) and Clint Frazier (concussion) are also on the DL. Colon will be the second-oldest Texas player behind Nolan Ryan, who was 46 when he made his final start in 1993. LHP Sam Moll cleared waivers and was assigned to the minor leagues.
"You've got to do something when you're not hitting", joked Judge, who went 1 for 3 with two walks, raising his batting average to.200. Lynn was 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts last season for St. Louis.