Spring Game 4: Yankees at Phillies

Hello from Tampa, where the Yankees are hitting in the batting cages at Steinbrenner Field before – they hope – rolling across the Courtney Campbell Causeway to play the Phillies in Clearwater. It’s shaping up as a stormy day here on Florida’s west coast, with thunderstorms in the area and even a tornado warning.

EDIT 1:11 p.m.: Whaddya know? The skies cleared up and we’re underway. Guess that 50 percent chance of T-storms means 100 percent chance of baseball.

Here’s the lineup the Yankees have posted:

YANKEES
Eduardo Nunez SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Travis Hafner DH
Matt Diaz LF
Melky Mesa CF
Bobby Wilson C
Addison Maruszak 3B

Jose Ramirez RHP

Also scheduled to pitch for New York: David Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Jim Miller, Francisco Rondon, Zach Nuding, Branden Pinder, Juan Cedeno.

PHILLIES
Jimmy Rollins SS
Ben Revere CF
Chase Utley 2B Kevin Frandsen 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Michael Young DH
Domonic Brown LF
Laynce Nix RF
Cody Asche 3B
Steven Lerud C

Kyle Kendrick RHP

22 Comments

bob,you’re going to turn everyone off from this blog because you react to every negative comment about the Yankees. Are you an employee of the Yankees or what? Don’t be so thin skinned. Wanted for this blog only yankee fans who say all the nice things about their team!. I’m as much a Yankee fan as you are and probably for as long or longer, so lighten up.

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Me drive everyone away? That’s absurd. And I see your propensity to overwhelm my opposing opinion hasn’t changed. Don’t worry, re-appearing is a mistake I don’t plan on repeating often!

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And I’m sure you’ll be here to point out every bump and add a few sentences on how likely we are to hit each.

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Not a good start 1-3. Baltimore 3-0. I think I’ll check out with the Yankees until June and then see where they’re at.In the meantime it’s going to be a bumpy road. Believe it.

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That’s all folks! See ya.

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Late Thunder literally!

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From the diehard negative to the die hard positivist. There’s got to be middle road here somewhere given this lineup this year. Based on what Murphy is doing today maybe he should be the #1 catcher.

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Another shot from Murph!

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Hey Bob. Still heavy negative I see!

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Last licks!

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Hi Bob. Welcome back. anyone worried about this Yankee team yet? Spring training means nothing they say! Let’s wait and see. Pretty discouraged about this team this year. And now Grandy gone for 10 weeks.

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Zach is getting “lite-up”

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Just a little pop!

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Murph!

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Nice updates from the Phillies announcers. Not like the O’s yesterday!

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Back to back three hit games for Gardner and Ichiro. Are we worried about the outfield?

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But not offense!

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That was Asche’s inning on defense!

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Nunez is pickin’ it.

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Phillies seats look comfortable!

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If Jayson made the trip the Nix brothers are here.

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First chance to see Jose Ramirez’s arm. Nice start!

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