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Spring training Game 27: Yankees vs. Twins

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 21, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (10-15)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Brennan Boesch RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Jayson Nix 3B
Francisco Cervelli C

RHP David Phelps (2-2, 2.37)

TWINS (11-12)
Aaron Hicks CF
Brian Dozier 2B
Jeff Clement DH
Chris Parmelee 1B
Miguel Sano 3B
Darin Mastroianni RF
Joe Benson LF
Drew Butera C
Pedro Florimon SS

RHP Liam Hendriks (1-1, 6.00)

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 60s and dipping into the high 50s. Perfectly clear sky. Wind blowing pretty hard from left to right.

UMPIRES: HP Toby Basner, 1B Mark Carlson, 2B Dan Iassogna, 3B Vic Carapazza

NAME TO WATCH: The Twins brought their top prospect, Miguel Sano, on the trip. Baseball America ranked Sano has the ninth-best prospect in all of baseball, and it graded the 19 year old’s power as a full 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale, and BA graded his arm as a 75. Those grades don’t happen often.

FAMILIAR FACE: The Twins also brought utility man Doug Bernier on the trip. Bernier played as a utility man for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for three seasons. Very good glove; terrific guy.

WHAT TO WATCH: Goes without saying that Nunez’s defense is worth watching more than ever. … Ronnier Mustelier will be back at third base in the late innings. It’s hard to get a good feel for just how seriously the Yankees are considering him, but he seems to be getting a legitimate look as an option at third and the outfield corners. … Dave Robertson will be pitching on back-to-back days for the first time this spring. Boone Logan will also be making another appearance, only his second of the spring.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: Two pickoff errors for the Yankees. The first was on Phelps, but the second was a perfect throw that Cano let get away. It’s still a scoreless game in the top of the third, but Phelps now has a runner at third with one out.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Big strikeout by Phelps to get out of the third inning with runners stranded at second and third. Of course, the Yankees went down in order in the bottom of the inning, so it’s still a scoreless game.

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Rough inning for Phelps. Still no outs and he’s already allowed three runs and put runners at the corners. The Twins have four hits and a walk, with Drew Butera’s three-run double doing all the damage. It’s 3-0 Twins.

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Well, that inning was a complete mess. It’s now 5-0 Twins heading into the bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Rivera strikes out three in a row in the fifth, now Robertson is in. It’s 5-1 Twins.

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