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Spring Training Game 23: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 27, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Nick Johnson 1B
Jorge Posada C
Marcus Thames DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Randy Winn RF
Ramiro Pena SS
Kevin Russo 2B
Brandon Laird 3B

RHP A.J. Burnett

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

LHP Nate Robertson

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

WEATHER: Close your eyes and imagine Florida. That’s exactly what the weather is like today.

UMPIRES: HP Jerry Layne, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B Chad Fairchild, 3B Damien Beal

ON THE LINE: Another chance for Marcus Thames to prove himself against a left-handed pitcher… This will be Joba Chamberlain’s first spring appearance as a one-inning reliever… Nick Johnson is making his second start at first base.

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: With two outs in the first, Posada doubled and Thames drew a walk in his first AB against Robertson. That brought Granderson to the plate, and the Tigers crowd gave him a pretty significant cheer. They still love him here.

UPDATE, 1:21 p.m.: Granderson doubles to right — off a lefty! — and it’s 1-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 1:43 p.m.: Brandon Laird just caught a pop up to retire Gerald Laird. Ah, family.

UPDATE, 2:02 p.m.: Randy Winn made an on-target throw to the plate, but Johnny Damon beat the throw by a step. It’s 1-0 Tigers.

UPDATE, 2:04 p.m.: Solo home run by Marcus Thames.

UPDATE, 2:37 p.m.: Joel Zumaya just hit 100 mph on the gun here in Lakeland. Not bad for spring training.

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: Ramiro Pena just went down on 101 mph from Zumaya.

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