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Spring training Game 15: Yankees vs. Braves

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 09, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (3-10)
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Juan Rivera 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Matt Diaz LF
Chris Stewart C
Melky Mesa CF
Corbin Joseph 2B

RHP Jose Ramirez (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

BRAVES (7-8)
Jordan Schafer CF
Tyler Pastornicky SS
Freddie Freeman DH
Dan Uggla 2B
Juan Francisco 3B
Chris Johnson 1B
Gerald Laird C
Todd Cunningham RF
Joey Terdoslavich LF

LHP Mike Minor (2-1, 3.60)

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

WEATHER: Just a perfect Florida day, plus a few clouds. Wind is actually blowing in today.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Wegner, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Dan Iassogna, 3B Chad Whitson

FIRST APPEARANCE: This will be the spring debut for both Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. But you probably already knew that.

OUT OF THE PEN: Joba Chamberlain, Chase Whitley, Francisco Rondon, Cody Eppley and Jim Miller are listed as other scheduled relievers for the Yankees. Rondon has been an early standout here in Yankees camp and might have a chance to make the team if injuries to Boone Logan and Clay Rapada linger.

WHAT TO WATCH: How’s Jeter running? How’s Rivera reacting off the mound. Mostly, I suppose it’s worth watching Jeter and Rivera just to see them play again. It’s a big day here in Yankees camp, and would be even without the Rivera announcement. … Juan Rivera gets today’s start at first base. He’s been hitting pretty well and could legitimately earn at least a platoon role at the position. … Jayson Nix starts at third. I believe that’s his first time playing there this spring, but I could be wrong.

UPDATE, 1:12 p.m.: Stewart throws out Pastornicky trying to steal second base. Take that Cervy! It’s a scoreless first inning for Ramirez. Here comes Jeter to leadoff the bottom of the innings.

UPDATE, 1:14 p.m.: First pitch to Jeter, sharp single to left field. Of course.




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