3/16 – Yankees vs. Astros
This look like the Yankees’ Opening Night lineup to anyone else? I’ve got to think that this is going to be it, barring injuries.
“We haven’t done it all spring,” Joe Girardi said. “it’s nice to put them all together for the first time.”
So here is the probable batting order for your ’10 Yankees, with the possible exception that Curtis Granderson could be playing center field at Fenway Park and Brett Gardner in left field. This is no indication of a decision, Girardi said, and they will continue to bounce Granderson and Gardner between left and center all spring.
Pitching: Brian Moehler RHP
Granderson LF (Happy 29th Birthday)
Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP
To follow – Phil Hughes, Mariano Rivera, Romulo Sanchez, Zack Segovia.
Tomorrow at Phillies: Pitching will be Andy Pettitte, Joba Chamberlain, Damaso Marte, Royce Ring & Amaury Sanit. Position players not on the trip to Clearwater are Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Nick Swisher, Greg Golson and Austin Romine.
- Paul Simon threw out tonight’s first pitch. Who knew he was a lefty? … Joe Girardi said he is “not too worried” about Brett Gardner, who entered tonight hitting .158 (3-for-19). … Damaso Marte will make his first spring appearance Wednesday; Chan Ho Park follows suit Thursday. … Looks like Alex Rodriguez might not go on Friday’s split-squad trip to play the Rays in Port Charlotte after all.