3/5 – Yankees vs. Rays

71835906.jpgHello again from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, where the Yankees will play Game 3 of their Grapefruit League schedule this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Rays.

One brief bit of pre-game news to update you on — Nick Johnson is not in the lineup for the Yankees today as a precaution, one day after he was scratched with lower back stiffness. Johnson said that after he exercised, his back “loosened up pretty good,” but he still feels it a little. He said that he could play today and definitely would have if it was a regular season game.

Hey, remember when these two teams had some bad spring blood? Francisco Cervelli is catching for the Yankees today and Elliot Johnson is on the travel roster. Shelley Duncan and Jonny Gomes are safely separated, however. At right, Joe Girardi and Don Zimmer share a cordial moment.

Today’s game is on YES. Here are the lineups:

RAYS
Jason Bartlett SS
Sean Rodriguez LF
Evan Longoria 3B
Ben Zobrist 2B
B.J. Upton CF
Dioner Navarro C
Dan Johnson DH
Justin Ruggiano RF
Chris Richard 1B

Pitching: David Price LHP

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Marcus Thames LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Francisco Cervelli C

Pitching: Phil Hughes RHP (To follow – Joba Chamberlain, Dave Robertson, Jeremy Bleich, Grant Duff, Dustin Moseley, Hector Noesi, Kevin Whelan.)

12:42 p.m. - Twitpic time. Some link clicking ahead:

  1. http://twitpic.com/16roxu – Don Zimmer & Joe Girardi 

  2. http://twitpic.com/16rou4 – Jesus Montero 


  3. http://twitpic.com/16ropg – Another A-Rod shot 


  4. http://twitpic.com/16ron9 – A-Rod moving toward the line 



  5. http://twitpic.com/16roka – A-Rod @ 3B


  6. http://twitpic.com/16rogg – Mark Teixeira takes grounders

  7. http://twitpic.com/16ro93 – Mark Teixeira


  8. http://twitpic.com/16ro3k – A-Rod


  9. http://twitpic.com/16rnp4 – Nick Swisher

3 Comments

Best line of the day…………..Igawa. If he keeps it up he could start the year in the NY pen.

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BP
What’s he on , the 2014 ballot?

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Hi Bryan,

Love your tweets about the games. The pictures you put on Twitpic were great.

Its great being able to keep track of how the Yankees are doing.

Bella from ‘The Foxx Loves the Yankees’

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