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Spring training Game 26: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 20, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (9-15)
Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Juan Rivera 1B
Ben Francisco RF
Jayson Nix 2B
Chris Stewart C
Thomas Neal DH
Melky Mesa CF

LHP Vidal Nuno (0-1, 1.08)

RED SOX (13-11)
Brock Holt 2B
Daniel Nava 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Mauro Gomez DH
Mike Carp LF
David Ross C
Ryan Sweeney RF
Drew Sutton 3B
Jose Iglesias SS

LHP Felix Doubront (1-1, 2.08)

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

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 70s. Clouds overhead with about a 50 percent chance of rain.

UMPIRES: HP Dan Iassogna, 1B Mark Carlson, 2B Marty Foster, 3B Marcus Pattillo

elbow, but the Yankees still believe he has time to be ready for Opening Day. Cody Eppley, Joba Chamberlain, Jim Miller, David Aardsma and Shawn Kelley also made the trip.

LOOK OVER THERE: CC Sabathia is making his next-to-last spring start, but he’s doing it across the street at the minor league complex.

MVP for Cano: Robinson Cano was named MVP of the World Baseball Classic after hitting .469 with four doubles, two homers and six RBI. He set the record for the most hits in a single WBC tournament.

WHAT TO WATCH: Might as well watch Mason Williams. Didn’t get an invite to big league camp because of last year’s shoulder injury, but he’ll be here today for an at-bat or two. … Vidal Nuno has had a terrific big league camp. With another strong start today he could put himself firmly in the mix for a spot start or left-handed relief role at some point during the season. … Is the Youkilis-Rivera-Francisco combination a sign of things to come on Opening Day against Jon Lester? … Melky Mesa’s batting average is down to .186, which really supports those who believe he won’t make enough contact to be a viable big league hitter.

UPDATE, 1:39 p.m.: Though you wouldn’t know it based on all of us writers focused strictly on our computers, but the Yankees are playing a game and winning that game. They’re up 4-0 heading into the top of the third. Juan Rivera, Ben Francisco, Chris Stewart, Thomas Neal and Melky Mesa each had a hit in a four-run second.




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