Things are about to get underway here at the minor league complex. Freddy Garcia is making his start, with Gustavo Molina — not Jesus Montero — behind the plate.
Here’s the lineup that will be playing behind him. These are mostly Double-A and Single-A guys. The players sent down yesterday won’t report until tomorrow.
Justin Snyder RF
Dan Brewer LF
Austin Krum CF
Yadil Mujica SS
Damon Sublett DH
Kevin Mahoney 1B
Deangelo Mack DH
Luis Nunez 3B
Emerson Landoni 2B
Gustavo Molina C
It’s pretty standard to have two DHs in a minor league spring game.
UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: Garcia allowed a leadoff single in the first. A stolen base, advancing fly out and sac fly turned that single into a run.
We’re in the bottom half now, and already Justin Snyder has a solo home run and Austin Krum has a three-run home run.
UPDATE, 1:33 p.m.: Couple of singles off Garcia in the second, but one might have been caught in a big league game. He got out of the inning with a routine double play to short.
UPDATE, 2:18 p.m.: Garcia faced one over the minimum through the third, fourth and fifth.
UPDATE, 2:53 p.m.: Garcia’s final line: 6 ip, 4 hits, 1 run, 1 earned, 0 bb, 3 k. He threw 67 pitches, 47 for strikes.
I’ll have more when I get in front of a computer, but Brain Cashman said he’s gotten some phone calls from GMs about his excess pitching. He did not indicate anything is close, just said he’s been getting some calls.