Spring Game 3: Yankees at Phillies

March 5, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

There was some early morning activity back at Yankees camp, as Mariano Rivera and Rafael Soriano each threw live batting practice to the lefty-righty duo of Chris Dickerson and Francisco Cervelli. Rivera threw 28 pitches and gave up a couple of doubles to Cervelli, while Soriano threw 26 pitches. Manager Joe Girardi said that both looked good and Rivera could appear in Sunday’s game against the Phillies.

“I was happy with it today,” Rivera said. “I’m optimistic. I feel great. I’ll be ready. … I was born ready.”

Here are today’s lineups:

YANKEES (2-0)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez SS
Bill Hall 3B
Jayson Nix 2B

Pitching: Michael Pineda RHP

PHILLIES (0-2)
Jimmy Rollins SS
Placido Polanco 3B
Shane Victorino CF
Jim Thome DH
Hunter Pence RF
Ty Wigginton 1B
Domonic Brown LF
Brian Schneider C
Kevin Frandsen 2B

Pitching: Joe Blanton RHP

Driving Mr. Rivera - when you're the greatest closer of all time, you get a chauffeur.

14 Comments

Hey Bob, blame most of it on Adam Miller, a reclamation project that doesn’t look worthwhile. At least so far!

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Robert: Talking to yourself today. Not a good outing for the Yankees today. Didn’t have their big guns playing. And a few of the younger pitchers didn’t get the job done. Anyway, 2-1 isn’t a bad record to start with having played 3 against the Phillies. Good to be back starting a new season.

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That’s all folks!

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Let’s go Chato!

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OK Ryan!

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No contact for Melky.

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Adam was awful!

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Nice peg by Gus!

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Inside the park!!!

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Ouch!

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Cabral’s a little shaky today!

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Just joining Bryan, where is Granderson?

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Had to take my dog to the Vet for a regular check-up so I’m late.

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Good day everybody!

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