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Spring Training Game 26: Yankees vs. Blue Jays

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

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson 1B
Marcus Thames LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Randy Winn RF
Ramiro Pena 2B
Jon Weber DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Greg Golson CF

RHP Sergio Mitre

Jose Bautista RF
Aaron Hill 2B
Adam Lind DH
Vernon Wells CF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Edwin Encarnacion 3B
Travis Snider LF
Alex Gonzalez SS
Raul Chavez C

LHP Marc Rzepczynski

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m./YES Network

WEATHER: Not much different than it was for the afternoon game. Not a cloud in the sky with temperatures in the high 60s, dropping into the low 60s in the later innings. Wind is blowing out to right field.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Andy Fletcher, 2B Damien Beal, 3B Vic Carapazza

ON THE LINE: You could argue that Sergio Mitre is pitching for a spot on the team, trying to prove it’s better to keep him instead of a second lefty. That might be true, but I tend to think he’s made it… Marcus Thames is facing another lefty, with a chance to make another solid impression.

UPDATE, 6:21 p.m.: Joe Girardi said Mark Teixeira actually showed up today with no swelling. Sounds pretty encouraging.

By the way, Jose Molina is on the travel roster for the Blue Jays. So is Sean Henn, who’s up for the day from their minor league complex.

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: I know what his number were last year, but Sergio Mitre really does look like a different pitcher this spring. He’s locating that fastball down in the zone, and he keeps getting ground balls. He’s works his way through three hitless innings so far today.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Looks like I spoke too soon. A two-run homer in the fourth has put the Blue Jays in the lead, 2-1, but Ramiro Pena made a nice play at second to end the inning.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Nick Johnson. Aggressive on the bases as always.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Not exactly textbook baseball taking place right now.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Blue Jays pitcher lets a comebacker hit his pitching hand… not exactly textbook baseball taking place right now.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: Damaso Marte is in for the Yankees. Nice night for Mitre: 6 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Mariano Rivera is now pitching for the Yankees. Colin Curtis is in left, Jorge Vazquez is at first, Austin Romine is catching, Eduardo Nunez is at short, Reegie Corona is at second and Ramiro Pena has moved to third.




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