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Spring training Game 9: Yankees vs. Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
Matt Diaz LF
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP Ivan Nova (12-8, 5.02 ERA in 2012)
Nova vs. Tigers

TIGERS (3-4)
Omar Infante 2B
Torii Hunter RF
Andy Dirks CF
Don Kelly 1B
Kevin Russo 3B
Brayan Pena C
Nick Castellanos LF
Danny Worth SS
Ramon Cabrera DH

RHP Shawn Hill (11-2, 4.00 ERA in the minors in 2012)
Halladay vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 50s. Wind blowing from left to right.

UMPIRES: HP Eric Cooper, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Vic Carapazza, 3B David Soucy

TIGERS SPLIT: The Tigers are a split squad today. Most of their regulars are playing at home against the Pirates.

FAMILIAR FACES: Austin Jackson is staying in Lakeland today, but short-term Yankees utility man Kevin Russo has made the trip to Tampa.

WORTH WATCHING: This is your last glimpse at Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira before they leave for the World Baseball Classic. … Leadoff man Brett Gardner has a hit in five straight games this spring. … Matt Diaz gets a turn in left field. He’s still trying to get his bat going in an effort to win a job (maybe even a regular job in April). … Corban Joseph has gotten all of his time a third base this spring. Today he’ll go to his more natural second base position. Dan Johnson, meanwhile, gets another turn at third.

UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: Pretty quick and easy first inning for Nova. An infield single, but otherwise no base runners.

UPDATE, 1:13 p.m.: Another hit for Gardner. He’s looked great down here so far.

UPDATE, 1:20 p.m.: Gardner got to third with one out, but Cano’s sharp ground ball was kept in the infield — with the infield in — and Teixeira’s line drive was caught by the first baseman.

UPDATE, 1:36 p.m.: Nova has thrown his two innings. Here’s Aardsma. It’s still a scoreless game in the top of the third.

UPDATE, 1:53 p.m.: Another base hit and another stolen base for Gardner. Is he the leadoff hitter on Opening Day?




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