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Spring Training Game 11: Yankees at Pirates

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 14, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Marcus Thames LF
Brett Gardner CF
Randy Winn DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Jorge Vazquez 3B

LHP CC Sabathia

Andrew McCutchen CF
Aki Iwamura 2B
Garrett Jones RF
Ryan Doumit C
Ryan Church DH
Lastings Milledge LF
Jeff Clement 1B
Andy LaRoche 3B
Ronny Cedeno SS

RHP Charlie Morton

TIME: 1:05 p.m.

WEATHER: Even better than yesterday. Sunny, blue sky with temperatures in the upper 60s, maybe getting into the 70s.

UMPIRES: HP Tom Hallion, 1B Mark Hirschbeck, 2B Wally Bell, 3B Justin Vogel

ON THE LINE: Marcus Thames and Randy Winn are both in the starting lineup with a chance to make an impression, Winn trying to get a spot in the regular lineup and Thames trying to land a spot on the bench.

UPDATE, 1:44 p.m.: Weird play to end the second inning. Lastings Milledge hit a clean single to right-center, but Nick Swisher stumbled while fielding the ball and fell to the ground. While Brett Gardner was chasing the ball to the wall, Milledge started thinking triple, but he was given the stop sign when he rounded second. Gardner’s throw was a good one, and Milledge was out in a rundown between second and third.

UPDATE, 1:59 p.m.: Cedeno is out of the game for the Pirates. He tried to steal second and was hit by Cervelli’s throw (Cervelli, by the way, threw from his knees). Bobby Crosby has taken his place.

UPDATE, 2:29 p.m.: Sabathia is out of the game after apparently making contact with a line drive up the middle. He threw his glove hand out and I thought the ball got by without hitting him, but I guess it made contact. Regardless, Sabathia didn’t seem to be injured and was certainly close to his pitch limit anyway. Albaladejo is in to pitch in the bottom of the fifth with two on and one out.

UPDATE, 2:50 p.m.: At this point, I’m not sure what to write about Jonathan Albaladejo — another awful outing — but Nick Johnson just went deep to center continuing his strong spring.

UPDATE, 2:52 p.m.: Changes for the Yankees: Melancon pitching, Miranda at first, Russo at second, Nunez at short and Laird at third. Heading to the clubhouse now.

UPDATE, 3:18 p.m.: Sabathia is fine. Ball hit his glove, no problem. This was the best he’s felt all spring. Said he’s at the point that he can start fine tuning heading toward the season.




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