I’m heading down to the field now to watch today’s sim game.
It looks like Dustin Moseley will be the “starter.” He’s getting loose right now, while Francisco Cervelli, Austin Kearns, Greg Golson and Ramiro Pena stand around the cage. There’s a screen behind the mound, and Dave Eiland is standing behind it. The cage is pulled back so that it’s not directly around the hitter. It’s more of a protective barrier for the extra hitters and coaches.
There are no fielders. I assume, like in a normal sim game, one of the coaches will simply determine whether a batted ball would have been a hit or an out.
UPDATE, 12:11 p.m.: Moseley faced all four hitters then sat down. Now Mitre is pitching. I’m guessing that was considered one inning. This is exactly like spring training.
Rob Thomson just walked by and talked about the weather. Dave Robertson is watching from the Yankees dugout. Kerry Wood, Joba Chamberlain and Boone Logan are standing around in the outfield. Joe Girardi is watching from behind the cage.