Game 9: Yankees vs. Angels

April 15, 2012, 8:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: ESPN, WCBS 880 AM

The Yankees will play under the lights at Yankee Stadium for the first time this season tonight in the rubber game of this three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This marks the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s 1947 debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and all players in tonight’s game will wear No. 42. A pregame ceremony will include Rachel Robinson, Jackie’s widow, as well as his daughter Sharon.

“I think it’s extremely important that we recognize Jackie every year because of what he endured and how he did it with such dignity, and how well he carried himself,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “He’s an example for all of us because I think at times we’re all going to be tested in life. I think it’s just a great day and I think players look forward to it. It’s an honor to be able to put on No. 42.”

The Yankees send Ivan Nova back to the hill after he logged the team’s first victory of the year in his last start at Baltimore.

“(I hope he will) continue to do what he did last time,” Girardi said. “He attacked the zone, I thought he pitched inside effectively, I thought he used his changeup effectively. He’s going to see his share of right-handed hitters tonight, so I think his curveball and slider will be important.”

Here are tonight’s lineups:

ANGELS (3-5)
Erick Aybar SS
Howie Kendrick 2B
Albert Pujols 1B
Torii Hunter RF
Vernon Wells CF
Bobby Abreu LF
Mark Trumbo DH
Maicer Izturis 3B
Chris Iannetta C

Pitching: Jerome Williams RHP (4-0, 3.68 ERA in 2011)

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: Ivan Nova RHP (1-0, 2.57 ERA)


Tonight’s game Twins @ Yankees 7:05 PM is the FREE Game of the Day on MLB.TV.


Hey RobertG.


MON – APR – 16 – vs Minnesota – 7:05 PM – YES, ESPN
TUE – APR – 17 – vs Minnesota – 7:05 PM – YES, MLBN
WED – APR – 18 – vs Minnesota – 7:05 PM – YES
THU – APR – 19 – vs Minnesota – 7:05 PM – YES, MLBN
FRI – APR – 20 – at Boston – 3:05 PM – YES, MLBN
SAT – APR – 21 – at Boston – 4:05 PM – FOX
SUN – APR – 22 – at Boston – 8:05 PM – ESPN


That’s all folks!


Hey Seek!


thank you Swish & Raul!!!!!


As much as I have complained about Brian Cashman he was right about Rafael Soriano. This guy has shown me NOTHING as a middle reliever with the Yankees. Cashman never wanted him and he was absolutely correct. This performance was DISGRACEFUL Sorianoi.


Tex still pulling the outside pitch!


Keep it comin’!




Let’s go Yankees!



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