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Spring Training Game 25: Yankees at Braves

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 30, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Curtis Granderson CF
Juan Miranda 1B
Kevin Russo SS
Brandon Laird 3B
CC Sabathia P

RHP CC Sabathia

BRAVES
Melky Cabrera RF
Martin Prado 2B
Chipper Jones 3B
Troy Glaus 1B
Yunel Escobar SS
Matt Diaz LF
Nate McLouth CF
Clint Sammons C
Kenshin Kawakami P

RHP Kenshin Kawakami

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m./Not in New York

WEATHER: I didn’t know it was possible to be this sunny.

UMPIRES: HP Mike Reilly, 1B Jerry Layne, 2B Jeff Nelson, 3B Toby Basner

ON THE LINE: Not a lot of borderline, trying-to-win-a-spot players in this one. This game is more about CC Sabathia getting his last tune-up and seeing Pat Venditte pitch from both sides.

UPDATE, 1:17 p.m.: This batting fifth thing seems to be working out so far. Robinson Cano just doubled off the top of the wall in right-center, scoring Nick Swisher and giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

UPDATE, 1:34 p.m.: Sabathia, of course, struck out on three pitches. He basically just stood in the box, not even looking as if he were going to swing the bat. You just know that was killing him.

UPDATE, 1:40 p.m.: Robinson Cano is going to win a Gold Glove this year. That’s my prediction. He just made a great play to end the second inning, catching a shallow pop-up on the run, then turning to throw to first base to double off Matt Diaz. CC Sabathia just stood on the mound pointing to Cano after the play.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: Brandon Laird has been a lot better defensively than I expected. By the way, Venditte is getting loose in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 2:32 p.m.: That’s it for Sabathia this spring. Not the best numbers, but I doubt anyone is concerned. Here’s Venditte.

 
 

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