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Spring Game 20: Yankees vs. Astros

We’re back again at George M. Steinbrenner Field, where Michael Pineda has the ball this afternoon for a 1:05 p.m. ET tilt against the Houston Astros. This will be the Yanks’ last game at home for a couple of days, as the squad will motor to Florida’s Treasure Coast to see the Mets tomorrow and then visit the Nationals on Monday.

Dallas Keuchel is on the hill for Houston as we head into the home stretch of Spring Training — 16 days until Opening Day.

There’s no Yankees TV or radio for this game, but there is a Houston radio broadcast.

ASTROS (7-6-3)
Robbie Grossman LF
George Springer RF
Chris Carter DH
Jason Castro C
Matt Dominguez 3B
Jon Singleton 1B
Carlos Correa SS
Marwin Gonzalez 2B
Jake Marisnick CF

Dallas Keuchel LHP

In relief: Mark Appel, Will Harris, Darin Downs

YANKEES (11-7-1)
Brett Gardner LF
Chase Headley 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Chris Young CF
Stephen Drew 2B
Didi Gregorius SS
Austin Romine DH

Michael Pineda RHP

In relief: David Carpenter, Justin Wilson, Andrew Bailey.

Spring Game 6: Yankees at Astros

The Yankees have arrived here at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., where they’ll face the Astros at 1:05 p.m. ET. The starting pitchers are Scott Baker for the Yankees and Dallas Keuchel for the Bucs.

Earlier this morning, Masahiro Tanaka threw a 29-pitch simulated game at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was encouraged, saying that Tanaka is exactly where he needs to be at this point. Tanaka’s next outing could come in a Grapefruit League game.

Here in Kissimmee, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are on the air for their first radio broadcast of the spring.

YANKEES (2-2-1)
Didi Gregorius ss
Chase Headley 3b
Stephen Drew 2b
Mark Teixeira 1b
Austin Romine c
Kyle Roller dh
Tyler Austin rf
Ramon Flores lf
Mason Williams cf

Scott Baker rhp

In relief: Jose DePaula, Danny Burawa, James Pazos, Tyler Webb.

ASTROS (1-1)
Jose Altuve 2b
Robbie Grossman lf
George Springer rf
Chris Carter 1b
Luis Valbuena 3b
Jed Lowrie ss
Jason Castro dh
Hank Conger c
Alex Presley cf

Dallas Keuchel lhp

In relief: Luke Gregerson, Chad Qualls, Josh Fields, Tony Sipp.

Spring Game 12: Yankees at Astros

greetings_floridaHello from Mickey’s doorstep in Kissimmee, Fla., where the Yankees and Astros will meet this afternoon for a 1:05 p.m. ET contest. Today’s game is being televised and will be shown on MLB Network. John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman are also here with the radio call, which can be heard in New York on WFAN (man, that’s going to take some getting used to).

Ivan Nova gets the start for New York, but the more interesting storyline will be the spring debut of left-hander Manny Banuelos, who is scheduled to pitch in relief. This is the first time Banuelos has faced hitters since his Tommy John surgery, and after Banuelos declared earlier in camp that 2014 will be his year to get to the big leagues, it’ll be a good opportunity to see what his stuff looks like.

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES (6-4)
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Kelly Johnson DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Dean Anna SS
Scott Sizemore 3B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Mason Williams RF

Ivan Nova RHP

Also scheduled to pitch: Manny Banuelos, Cesar Cabral, David Herndon, Fred Lewis.

ASTROS (3-4)
Dexter Fowler CF
Jose Altuve 2B
Jason Castro C
Chris Carter DH
Marc Krauss 1B
Jesus Guzman LF
L.J. Hoes RF
Jonathan Villar SS
Cesar Izturis 3B

Jarred Cosart RHP

Also scheduled to pitch: Chad Qualls, Darin Downs, Jake Buchanan, Jorge De Leon, Paul Clemens.

Exit Sandman: “I’m done, guys.”

Mariano Rivera has thrown his final pitch. The all-time saves leader said on Saturday that he will not take the mound during this series against the Astros, instead letting his Yankee Stadium finale serve as his final Major League appearance.

“I’m done, guys. I’m done. I gave everything that I have,” Rivera said. “I think Thursday was the game that I left everything on the field.”

Rivera said that he has been pitching with “tremendous soreness in my arm,” and that “I was giving everything. I left it there.” He said that giving the ball to Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter at the conclusion of Thursday’s appearance against the Rays gave him complete closure.

“I know it was the perfect moment. It was something I would have never expected,” Rivera said, adding, “I think I squeezed every ounce of fuel out of my tank. It is empty. I have nothing left.”

Mariano Rivera may have played his last game

HOUSTON — Mariano Rivera’s playing career may have ended with that tearful embrace on the mound this week at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he has given Rivera the option of pitching in any of the club’s final games against the Astros here at Minute Maid Park. Rivera told Girardi that he is unavailable again on Saturday, and though Rivera has the right to change his mind, Girardi seems to believe that Rivera will not pitch in Houston.

Rivera’s memorable exit in the Bronx, Girardi said, created a perfect way to go out.

“I think that’s a big part of it,” Girardi said. “That was a special night for him, the way it unfolded. I think he wants it to end that way. But you know, if he changes his mind, it’s OK. Whatever he wants to do.”

Girardi also said that he does not believe Rivera will play center field in Houston; again, his choice. Rivera has long pined for that chance, but seemed to have backed off of his desire earlier this week when Girardi said he was “absolutely” considering it.

“I don’t think we’re probably going to see that as well,” Girardi said. “At least I gave him the opportunity. It’s his decision.”

Rivera is expected to speak to reporters at the conclusion of batting practice.

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