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Spring training Game 21 and 22: Yankees vs Twins; at Phillies

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Mar 23, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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YANKEES (10-9-1)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones DH
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Bill Hall LF
Justin Maxwell RF

RHP Ivan Nova (0-2, 7.82)
Nova vs. Twins

TWINS (12-9)
Denard Span CF
Pedro Florimon 2B
Ryan Doumit 1B
Justin Morneau DH
Josh Willingham LF
Sean Burroughs 3B
Brian Dozier SS
Brian Dinkelman RF
Drew Butera C

LHP Francisco Liriano (1-1, 2.77)
Liriano vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: These days all feel the same, to be honest. Wind blowing out to left field today.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Carlson, 1B Mark Wegner, 2B Dan Iassogna, 3B Adam Hamari

YANKEES (10-9-1)
Brett Gardner LF
Francisco Cervelli C
Robinson Cano 2B
Eric Chavez 1B
Brandon Laird 3B
Chris Dickerson RF
Dewayne Wise CF
Colin Curtis DH
Doug Bernier SS

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 4.00)
Kuroda vs. Phillies

PHILLIES (9-10)
Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Ty Wigginton 3B
Hunter Pence RF
Laynce Nix LF
John Mayberry Jr. 1B
Brian Schneider C
Freddy Galvis 2B
Vance Worley P

RHP Vance Worley (1-1, 1.80)
Worley vs. Yankees

TIME: 1:05 p.m.

WEATHER: Clearwater’s not far from Tampa. Temperatures are supposed to be in the 80s over there.

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: Here in Tampa, Derek Jeter has singled in his first at-bat back from a calf injury, while over in Clearwater, the Yankees have an early 2-0 lead on Robinson Cano’s two-run double.

UPDATE, 1:26 p.m.: Nova’s struck out three of the last four Twins hitters. He’s breezed through six up, six down in the first two innings. Looks sharp.

UPDATE, 1:38 p.m.: Nine up, nine down for Nova.

UPDATE, 1:59 p.m.: Two-run homer by Willingham in the fifth, and now two singles have put a pair of Twins on base with one out. Meanwhile, Derek Jeter is out of the game for some reason. Could just be because he hadn’t played in a while and Girardi didn’t want to play him more than four innings, but it seems a little odd.

UPDATE, 2:33 p.m.: Derek Jeter just said in the clubhouse that he was scheduled for only three innings today. He’ll play more on Sunday. He experienced no problems today.

UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: Ivan Nova went 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K (76 pitches, 58 strikes). Hiroki Kuroda went 5.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K (89 pitches, 59 strikes)

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