Spring Game 9: Yankees at Rays

The Yankees set the cruise control and rolled down I-75 this morning, traveling to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Fla. to meet the Tampa Bay Rays. Adam Warren makes his second spring start for New York, while the Rays give the ball to Cesar Ramos. Old buddy Jayson Nix is in the lineup for Tampa Bay. There’s no Yankees TV or radio coverage for this game, but the Rays have a radio broadcast going.

Here are the lineups:

Brett Gardner LF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Ichiro Suzuki CF
Russ Canzler 1B
Kelly Johnson 3B
Yangervis Solarte SS
Austin Romine C
Zoilo Almonte RF
John Ryan Murphy DH

Adam Warren RHP

Also scheduled to pitch: Dellin Betances, Matt Daley, Jim Miller, Robert Coello, Yoshinori Tateyama.

Ben Zobrist 2B
Desmond Jennings CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce DH
Ryan Hanigan C
Vince Belnome 1B
Jayson Nix SS
Brandon Goyer LF
Mikie Mahtook RF

Cesar Ramos LHP

Also scheduled to pitch: Grant Balfour, Joel Peralta, Erik Bedard, Jake Odorizzi, Matt Andriese.


I shouldn’t say anything more but can’t help it I guess. I can’t stand losing particularly when you put up the likes of Coello and Whitley and kind against the other team’s regular players. Why didn’t Joe wait until Tampa Bay put out their back ups and then pitch Coello? Is there anyone but me and the Boss who hates losing, even spring training games? I’m friggin ticked off. This has happened too many times this spring training season.


Coello has a 38 E.R.A. so far in spring training? Can’t get him down to A level ball soon enough. And Murphy should go along with him. 2 guys on base and chance for a rally and he hits into a DP. He’s hopeless at the plate. Would be good if the Yankees could trade him for someone.


Girardi, what the hell are you doing putting Coello back in there again especially against regulars like Longoria? Coello screwed up his last outing. Do you want to just keep throwing away leads and games in the pre season? This should have been another win and it’s screwed up again by a middle inning lousy bull pen pitcher who shouldn’t be pitching in spring training. Is there something wrong with me that I hate seeing the Yankees lose even in spring training especially with poor management decisions?


you’ve got to be kidding me. This Coello guy again? Every game there is some lousy bull pen pitcher who gives up runs and the Yankees end up losing the game. If it’s not Whitley, it’s Coello and there are a few others. I know it’s spring training but what are these guys doing there in the first place and how many chances do they get to get it right? Come on. And don’t tell me spring training games aren’t important. It drives momentum into the regular season or kills it.


Solarte has been great.


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