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Spring training Game 29: Yankees at Astros

Posted By Chad Jennings On March 31, 2012 @ 1:00 pm In Misc | 434 Comments

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YANKEES (14-11-3)
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Raul Ibanez RF
Francisco Cervelli C
Chris Dickerson LF
Doug Bernier SS
Jose Gil 1B

RHP Adam Warren (0-0, 1.93)
Warren’s minor league numbers [2]

ASTROS (14-14)
Brian Bogusevic CF
Jose Altuve 2B
J.D. Martinez DH
Carlos Lee 1B
Travis Buck RF
Chris Johnson 3B
Chris Snyder C
Justin Ruggiano LF
Marwin Gonzalez SS

RHP Jordan Lyles (0-2, 6.32)
Lyles minor league numbers [3]

TIME: 1:05 p.m.

WEATHER: A little bit cloudy, but there’s little indication that the Yankees are going to have a hard time playing the game. Wind blowing out to center.

UMPIRES: HP Chris Segal, 1B Eric Loveless, 2B Jeff Gosney

ASTROS PEN: Houston is scheduled to use RHP David Carpenter, LHP Wesley Wright and RHP Brandon Lyon.

CHATTING WITH WARREN: With Adam Warren getting the story today, feel free to head over to milb.com for a prospect Q&A with Warren. [4]He talked about what he’s working on this spring, what it’s like to be in such a pitching-rich organization and how much he’s learned from all the big names in Yankees camp.

FLY BY NIGHT: After today’s game, the Yankees will bus back to Tampa, then those who are making this weekend’s trip to play the Marlins will catch a flight to Miami. It’s going to be a few days of tough travel here at the end of spring training.

UPDATE, 1:29 p.m.: Cesar Cabral has a stress fracture in his olecranon, which is basically the tip of his elbow. He’s been placed in a splint with not immediate treatment plan in place. The guy pitched a scoreless inning last night with a broken elbow. Let that settle in for a second.

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m.: The Astros just threw up four runs in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead. The big blow was a three-run homer by Justin Ruggiano.

UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: Yankees have tied the game at 4 after an RBI single by Ibanez and a sac fly by Cervelli. Ibanez still looks much better than he did earlier this spring. Seems to have gotten those timing issues sorted out.

UPDATE, 2:25 p.m.: Double for Granderson and two-run homer by Cano have put the Yankees in front 6-5 in the fifth inning.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: Add a double for Teixeira and a two-run homer for Ibanez. It’s now 8-5 Yankees.

UPDATE, 2:47 p.m.: Not the sharpest outing for Warren who just gave up a solo homer to Carlos Lee and has allowed six runs through five innings. Considered David Phelps and D.J. Mitchell have spots on the 40-man and Warren does not, Warren might have been the long-shot of those three anyway.

UPDATE, 2:49 p.m.: Dante Bichette just homered on his first pitch of the game. Huge high five from Girardi as soon as Bichette got back to the dugout. Pretty cool moment.

UPDATE, 3:25 p.m.: Another first-pitch home run for Bichette. Seriously.

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[2] Warren’s minor league numbers: http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=476589

[3] Lyles minor league numbers : http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=p_pbp&pid=543475

[4] prospect Q&A with Warren. : http://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120320&content_id=27444594&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb