Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Francisco Cervelli C
RHP Freddy Garcia (1-0, 3.60)
Garcia vs. Blue Jays
BLUE JAYS (9-2)
Yunel Escobar SS
Kelly Johnson 2B
Jose Bautista RF
Adam Lind 1B
Edwin Encarnacion LF
Brett Lawrie 3B
Colby Rasmus CF
J.P. Arencibia DH
Jeff Mathis C
RHP Henderson Alvarez (1-0, 3.00)
Alvarez vs. Yankees
TIME: 1:05 p.m.
WEATHER: A lot of sun with temperatures getting into the 80s. What can I say? It’s pretty nice down here.
UMPIRES: HP Chad Whitson, 1B Mark Carlson, 2B Mike Estabrook, 3B Vic Carapazza
JAYS PEN: After Henderson Alvarez, the Blue Jays are scheduled to pitch RHP Carlos Villanueva, RHP Jason Frasor and RHP Joel Carreno
CUTS CAN’T BE FAR AWAY: The Yankees aren’t taking many big leaguers on tomorrow’s trip to Viera, so they might wait until after that game to make their first cuts. The Blue Jays sent three players to their minor league camp today, and that was their third wave of cuts. The Yankees still haven’t had their first wave.
WANG TOMORROW: The Yankees get a chance to see an old friend tomorrow when they face Chien-Ming Wang in Viera. That said, they’re not exactly taking a roster full of players who remember him.
UPDATE, 1:18 p.m.: Yankees down in order in the top of the first, Blue Jays down in order in the bottom of the first.
UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: Teixeira goes down the third-base line against the shift for a second-inning single.
UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Teixeira is stranded after back-to-back strikeouts by Ibanez and Swisher.
UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Encarnacion takes Garcia deep to left field on a 1-1 pitch. Otherwise, Freddy’s looked pretty good again.
UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: After the homer and a double, Garcia settled in for a medium-depth fly out and a strikeout to end the second inning with a 1-0 Blue Jays lead. The Yankees opened the third with a Chavez single, but Cervelli grounded into a double play.
UPDATE, 1:43 p.m.: Two-out single by Jeter and two-out double by Granderson pull the Yankees into a 1-1 tie heading into the bottom of the third.
UPDATE, 1:59 p.m.: Garcia pitches around a single, stolen base and walk to pitch a scoreless third. Cervelli ended the inning with a tumbling catch in foul territory, where he practically fell into Alex Rodriguez who was sitting outside the Yankees dugout.
UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: Garcia was just hit in the right hand by a comebacker. He didn’t even wait for the training staff to reach the mound, just started walking off the field holding his hand in front of him. No clue how bad it is, but based on Freddy’s reaction, it’s not good.
UPDATE, 2:23 p.m.: The Yankees are calling it a right hand contussion and Garcia is going to Tampa for precautionary x-rays. Might know more after the game, but that’s all we have right now.
UPDATE, 2:45 p.m.: Cory Wade relieved Garcia and gave up a two-run homer in the fourth inning. Manny Banuelos relieved Wade and just gave up a three-run homer in the fifth. The Banuelos homer came on an 0-1 pitch to Edwin Encarnacion, who had homered earlier in the day off Garcia.
UPDATE, 2:49 p.m.: Brett Lawrie follows the homer with a sharp triple to right-center. Banuelos has faced six hitters: Walk, strikeout, fly out, walk, home run, triple.
UPDATE, 2:51 p.m.: And there’s an RBI single by Colby Rasmus to make it 7-1 Blue Jays. Banuelos is clearly having a tough time this inning.
UPDATE, 3:04 p.m.: Teixeira smoked a line drive, but it’s snagged by the first baseman for an unassisted double play to end the top of the sixth. Yankees had runners at the corners with one out.