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
Pitching: Rick Porcello RHP
YANKEES (VS. TIGERS)
Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP
To follow: Jonathan Albaladejo, Damaso Marte, Royce Ring, Mariano Rivera
YANKEES (AT RAYS)
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).
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