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Spring Training Game 21: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 25, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Marcus Thames LF
Randy Winn CF
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP Alfredo Aceves

Felix Pie LF
Miguel Tejeda 3B
Nick Markakis RF
Matt Wieters C
Adam ones CF
Luke Scott DH
Garrett Atkins 1B
Ty Wigginton 2B
Cesar Izturis SS

RHP Brad Bergesen

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m./MASN in the DC/Baltimore area

WEATHER: Cloudy but not really threatening. Temperature in the high 70s.

UMPIRES: HP John Hirschbeck, 1B Tim Welke, 2B Wally Bell, 3B Bill Welke

ON THE LINE: With Phil Hughes locked into the rotation, the biggest decisions the Yankees have to make are whether to carry a second lefty and whether to carry Marcus Thames as their last man on the bench (which seems likely). Boone Logan made the trip and is available out of the bullpen. Thames is starting in left field.

UPDATE, 1:32 p.m.: Adam Jones just took Aceves deep, a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning. The press box here is pretty close to the field, and Jones is a much bigger guy than I realized. I’ve been sold on him for a while, just didn’t realize he was this thick.

UPDATE, 1:55 p.m.: Two-run double by Matt Wieters. It’s now 4-0 Orioles in the third. Aceves is getting knocked around, 6 hits in 2+ innings.

UPDATE, 1:56 p.m.: Aceves is finished after a walk to Jones. He got no outs here in the third inning and leaves with a 4-0 deficit and runners at first and second. Boone Logan is in to face Luke Scott.

UPDATE, 2:01 p.m.: Logan got a ground ball to the right side, but the wall was thrown away and Scott got to second on the error. One run scored and it’s now 5-0. Make that 6-0 on a sac fly by Atkins.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: Earlier we had a delay because an umpire was hit by a foul ball, now we’ve had a very brief delay because the sprinklers turned on in foul territory. It’s currently 7-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Mitre pitched a scoreless fourth.

UPDATE, 2:50 p.m.: Runners at first and second with one out, Mitre induced a routine double play ball to second. But the runners were going on the play, Cano was on his way to cover second base and the ball got through for an RBI single. Tough luck. Then again, Mitre had hit the previous batter to get into that situation. It’s now 8-0 Orioles.




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