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Spring Game 5: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 02, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (2-2)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Carlos Beltran DH
Adonis Garcia RF
Austin Romine C
Brendan Ryan 2B
Russ Canzler 1B
Dean Anna 3B
Ramon Flores LF

LHP Vidal Nuno (2-1, 2.25 ERA in 2013)

BLUE JAYS (3-1)
Jose Reyes SS
Moises Sierra DH
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Melky Cabrera LF
Dioner Navarro C
Anthony Gose CF
Ryan Goins 2B

RHP Esmil Rogers (5-9, 4.77 in 2013)

TIME/TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, not on TV or radio

WEATHER: Another beautiful blue sky. Very nice day down here in Florida.

UMPIRES: HP Toby Basner, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Phil Cuzzi, 3B Dan Iassogna

WHAT TO WATCH: Another chance to see new guys Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran. Also a chance to see Eduardo Nunez at shortstop and Brendan Ryan at second. It seems unlikely that either of them will spend much time at those positions this year — wouldn’t Ryan play short and Nunez second if they did have to fill those spots? — but the Yankees want to make sure they have that versatility and flexibility. Not a lot of high-profile guys playing today.

OFF THE BENCH: C Gary Sanchez, 1B Francisco Arcia, 2B Corban Joseph, SS Yangervis Solarte, 3B Jose Pirela, LF Zelous Wheeler, CF Antoan Richardson, RF Addison Maruszak

OUT OF THE BULLPEN: Bryan Mitchell, Shane Greene, Bruce Billings, Fred Lewis and Matt Daley

UPDATE, 1:19 p.m.: Jose Bautista just took Nuno deep to left field.

UPDATE, 1:48 p.m.: Dean Anna had an RBI single earlier, now Eduardo Nunez has gone deep with a two-run homer for a 3-1 Yankees lead in the third inning.

UPDATE, 1:52 p.m.: And Beltran has his first hit of the spring, and it’s a solo homer.

UPDATE, 2:22 p.m.: Just got back from the clubhouse for a mid-game talk with Vidal Nuno. He said he was happy with his command today, but he leaned on the fastball a little too much. Missed up with a cutter, and that’s what Bautista hit out.

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