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Pregame notes: Looking ahead

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Apr 06, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter, Masahiro Tanaka

Late bus for players this morning, and it’s a typically light Sunday morning here at Rogers Centre. So, might as well look ahead really quickly. Here’s the schedule of events for tomorrow’s home opener.

9:45 a.m. Joe Girardi press conference
10:00 a.m. Derek Jeter press conference
10:20-11:20 a.m. Yankees hit
11:00 a.m. Gates open to ticket holders
11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Orioles hit
12:44-12:54 p.m. Baseline introductions
12:54 p.m. Unfurling of giant American flag by West Point Cadets
12:55 p.m. Presentation of Colors: West Point Cadet Color Guard
12:56 p.m. National Anthem: Kelli O’Hara
1:03 p.m. Umpires and Managers to Home Plate
1:06 p.m. Yankees take the field; ceremonial first pitches thrown by Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera and caught by Derek
Jeter and Jorge Posada
1:08 p.m. First Pitch

Beltran· Today is Carlos Beltran’s turn to get a day off, that’s pushed Jacoby Ellsbury into the No. 3 spot in the order. I suppose that’s the perk of essentially having two leadoff hitters. Now that Mark Teixeira is hurt, Brett Gardner can move to the top and Ellsbury can move to the middle.

· Starting pitchers never talk to the media pregame, but here’s what CC Sabathia said after his letdown on Opening Day: “I’m definitely not going to pitch like I did tonight in the first two innings. I know I can pitch and I know I can get guys out. I feel great. I’m not going to beat myself up about this.”

· Yangervis Solarte is back at third base, and all indications are that he’ll be the regular guy while Kelly Johnson is handling third base.

· The Yankees lineup:
Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brian McCann C
Alfonso Soriano DH
Kelly Johnson 1B
Brian Roberts 2B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Yangervis Solarte 3B

Associated Press photo




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