Spring Game 15: Yankees vs. Nationals

March 16, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, George M. Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.

The Yankees are a little bit banged up these days, though fortunately there don’t appear to be any serious injuries. Derek Jeter was scratched from today’s lineup with a sore left calf, but he said he’d be playing if it were the regular season (surprise, surprise, I know). Russell Martin was supposed to catch seven or eight innings today but he, too, is out with soreness — Martin’s left groin is bothering him. They’re also giving Nick Swisher an extra day while a cast of others (Eduardo Nunez, Ramiro Pena and Freddy Garcia) mend their bumps and bruises.

Here is today’s lineup:

NATIONALS (5-6-2)
Ian Desmond SS
Steve Lombardozzi 3B
Mark DeRosa 1B
Wilson Ramos DH
Jesus Flores C
Jason Michaels LF
Brett Carroll RF
Bryce Harper CF
Andres Blanco 2B

Pitching: Gio Gonzalez LHP (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

YANKEES (6-8)
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Andruw Jones RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Bill Hall LF
Doug Bernier SS

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (0-0, 1.80)
Also scheduled to pitch: Phil Hughes RHP, Mariano Rivera RHP, Rafael Soriano RHP.

11 Comments

A-rod crushed that ball but truth be told we could have won or lost that game by 50 runs today and it would still all be about some new guy none of us have heard of! From the swing on that big fly though A-rod actually looked quite at home – few more of those and he’ll be good for the season.

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WOW! (Walk off win)! That’s all folks!

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Bonus cantos!

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A lot to like in Maxwell.

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A bomb!

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Good to see some Philthy pitching!

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CC settles down!

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Bryan has a new thread on Andy.

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Yes. I’m shocked too!

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Robert is there any truth that Pettite is back on a minor league deal? That’s the biggest shock i’ve had for years right there!

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Let’s go Yankees!

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