3/19 – Yankees vs. Tigers; Yankees at Rays

If I can read my notes while the morning sun blares into the press box here at George M. Steinbrenner Field, I’ll be able to post today’s lineups … a marathon day for the Yankees, who play the Tigers in a 1:05 p.m. ET start here and will also be on the field in Port Charlotte at 7:05 p.m. ET against the Rays.

No Johnny Damon, but there’s Phil Coke (and a guy named Deik Scram, who’s on Detroit’s bench). It seems like the main event is tonight, when Joe Girardi might be able to start nixing some names from the five-man open season for the fifth starter’s role. You’d have to think that Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin are still long shots, and a bad outing could sink one or both, with Alfredo Aceves going tomorrow against the Astros.

Here’s the scoop:

A. Jackson CF
Thomas RF
Inge 3B
Cabrera 1B
Guillen DH
Laird C
Ramirez LF
Dlugach 2B
Santiago SS

Pitching: Rick Porcello RHP

Jeter SS
Johnson DH
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Thames LF
Hoffmann CF
Cervelli C
Golson RF

CC Sabathia LHP
To follow: Jonathan Albaladejo, Damaso Marte, Royce Ring, Mariano Rivera


Gardner CF
Granderson LF
Swisher DH
Posada C
Winn RF
Miranda 1B
Pena 2B
Laird 3B
Nunez SS

Pitching: Sergio Mitre RHP
To follow: Chad Gaudin, Jason Hirsh, Ryan Pope, Romulo Sanchez, Amaury Sanit, Zack Segovia.

Position players not on tomorrow’s trip to Kissimmee (Astros): Montero, Posada, Jeter, Miranda, Pena, Gardner, Granderson, Swisher, Winn.

  • Nick Johnson leads the Yankees with 3 HRs and 6 RBIs … Robinson
    Cano leads the team with a
    .400 BA (minimum 21 at-bats) … Amaury Sanit leads the Yankees with two wins … Alfredo Aceves leads the
    Yankees with 10 IP … Javier Vazquez leads the club with 9 K’s. …
    Through eight games, the Yankees lead the Grapefruit League in
    total attendance (83,195).
  • Nick
    Swisher has a six-game hitting streak (7-for-17) … Jorge Posada is
    8-for-12 with 4 RBIs and 5 R in his last five games … Robinson Cano
    has hit safely in six of nine games, with multiple hits in four of
    those games. … There are 52 players remaining in camp, 17 of whom are
    non-roster invitees.


Great News: No blackout tonight on MLBN!!!


Damn! I wanted to see Ajax bat against Mo!!!


To the troll: Go away. You’re not funny. (previous post about to be deleted)


Damon’s not on the trip


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