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Spring Training Game 19: Yankees vs. Tigers

It’s raining pretty hard right now. This might pass quickly enough to play ball, but right now it’s pretty ugly and it’s hard to imagine the game starting on time, if it starts at all.

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson 1B
Jorge Posada C
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Randy Winn LF
Francisco Cervelli DH

RHP A.J. Burnett

Brandon Inge 3B
Johnny Damon LF
Magglio Ordonez RF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Carlos Guillen DH
Don Kelly CF
Gerald Laird C
Scott Sizemore 2B
Adam Everett SS

RHP Justin Verlander

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m./YES Network

WEATHER: Not good. Forecast calls for rain all afternoon.

UMPIRES: Only three listed for today’s game: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Andy Fletcher, 2B Toby Basner

ON THE LINE: Phil Hughes is pitching out of the bullpen, still trying to make his case for the last spot in the Yankees rotation. He was terrific his last time out… The Tigers brought two left-handed pitchers, so Curtis Granderson could get another at-bat against a lefty… Marcus Thames and Jamie Hoffmann each have the day off.


UPDATE, 12:39 p.m.: Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is at the stadium today. He’s a good friend of Joe Girardi and brought his family to check out spring training. Girardi went to Northwestern, hence the connection. Fitzgerald was a heckuva player back in the mid-90s.

UDATE, 12:41 p.m.: While we’re waiting for the game to start, check out Marc Carig’s Q&A with Kevin Towers.



Posted by on March 21, 2010.

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