Yankees takeaways from Thursday’s game against the Pirates, including Clarke Schmidt’s five perfect innings

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Clark Schmidt (86) throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field / Kim Clement – TODAY Sports

Yankees Lost 9-6 to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Thursday night spring training game.

Here are some key takeaways…

, Clark Schmidt Got the start and needed only five pitches to toss a 1-2-3 first inning. Schmidt cruised through the second, two groundouts and a strikeout sent the Pirates down in sequence. He began the third with a strikeout and then got back-to-back groundouts to continue his stellar outing.

Schmidt came back to pitch the fourth and was ejected from the side. He continued it in the fifth, hitting two straight and then grounding out for another 1-2-3 inning.

The right-hander finished with five complete innings, as he struck out seven over 50 pitches (36 strikeouts).

, Dj Lemahieu Walked down first base with a single and scored aaron judgeK’s double to center, as current MVP runs to third on throwing error by Pirates SS onell cruz, Giancarlo Stanton Judge drove in to make it 2-0 on a groundout.

LeMahieu doubled with one out in the fifth, and after Anthony Rizzo Walk, Stanton drove in both with a single to center and a fielding error allowed him to reach second base. Josh Donaldson Then Stanton doubled as home run and the Yanks took a 5–0 lead.

, jimmy cordero replaced Schmidt on the mound in the top of the sixth and doubled off the former Yankee miguel andujar, Cordero allowed a two-out double to Cruz as the Pirates trailed 5–1.

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, Wendy Peralta came in to pitch the seventh and gave up a single and then a two-run homer drew magee, as the Pirates trailed 5–3. Peralta gave up another single and was pulled. Albert Abreuwho recorded two quick outs before giving up an RBI single and an RBI double that tied the game 5–5.

, demarcus evans Abreu with one out in the eighth, and gave up three straight singles as the Pirates took a 6–5 lead. Andújar then doubled to drive in another run and give Pittsburgh a 7–5 lead. After recording a strikeout, Evans allowed a two-run double that put the Pirates up four runs. james norwood Came to reach the final of the innings.

, Osvaldo Cabrera went 0-for-2 with a walk and was caught stealing second as he saw time in CF and third base. while the possibility Oswald Peraza went 1-for-2 with a walk and jason dominguez went 1-for-1 with an eighth inning double.

what will happen next

The Yankees will on the Detroit Tigers on the road on Friday at 1:05 PM