Grapefruit League Game 7: Yankees vs. Red Sox

March 4, 2011, 7:05 p.m. ET – George M. Steinbrenner Field – Tampa, Fla.
TV: YES / Radio: WCBS

RED SOX (2-3)

Darnell McDonald RF, Ryan Kalish CF, Jed Lowrie 1B, Jason Varitek C, Daniel Nava DH, Josh Reddick LF, Yamaico Navarro 3B, Drew Sutton 2B, Jose Iglesias SS
Starting pitcher: Clay Buchholz RHP (17-7, 2.33 ERA in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Brandon Duckworth, Randy Williams, Matt Albers, Tony Pena, Jr.

YANKEES (2-3-1)
Derek Jeter SS, Russell Martin C, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada DH, Andruw Jones LF, Melky Mesa CF, Greg Golson RF
Starting pitcher: Bartolo Colon RHP (Did not pitch in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Pedro Feliciano, Manny Banuelos, Mark Prior, Andy Sisco

  • Francisco Cervelli will miss at least four weeks with a fracture in his left foot, the Yankees announced on Friday. Cervelli won’t be able to resume baseball activity until the walking boot comes off in a month, so this effectively sidelines him for at least six to eight weeks.
  • With Cervelli’s injury, Jesus Montero’s chances of making the roster have skyrocketed. Here’s what Montero said before tonight’s game: “It seems like I’ve got a big opportunity to be on the team now. I’m going to do my best. I know Cervelli is a great catcher, I know he did a good job last year. Now I get an opportunity and I’m going to do something good about it.”
  • Austin Romine is also in the mix, and the Yankees aren’t acting as though his lack of experience higher than Double-A will preclude him from making this a race. Here’s Romine: “Triple-A is good baseball up there, but Double-A has made big strides lately. A lot of guys have gone from Double-A to the big leagues. It’s good ball down there as well. I don’t really see it as a disadvantage.”
  • Tonight is Bartolo Colon’s second start of the spring, having faced the Phillies here on Feb. 26 (2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER). He has allowed the only run by a Yankees starter this spring, as Bombers starters h
    ave hurled 12 innings of one-run ball, striking out six with two walks.
  • Richard Gere will throw out tonight’s ceremonial first pitch.
  • There are 27 days until Opening Day.


That?s all folks!


Posada should hit better without the hand injuries from catching.


We?re hunting a Buch tonight!


Let?s go YANKEES!


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