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Grapefruit League Game 22: Yankees at Blue Jays

March 18, 2011, 1:05 p.m. ET – Florida Auto Exchange Stadium – Dunedin, Fla.
TV: None / Radio: None

YANKEES (8-11-2)

Brett Gardner LF, Russell Martin C, Curtis Granderson CF, Nick Swisher RF, Jorge Posada DH, Eric Chavez 1B, Eduardo Nunez 2B, Ronnie Belliard 3B, Ramiro Pena SS
Pitching: A.J. Burnett RHP (1-0, 2.00 ERA)
Also scheduled to pitch: Sergio Mitre, Andrew Brackman
BLUE JAYS (10-9)
Corey Patterson CF, John McDonald SS, Jose Bautista 3B, Adam Lind 1B, Juan Rivera RF, Travis Snider LF, Jose Molina C, Eric Thames DH, Mike McCoy 2B
Pitching: Brandon Morrow RHP (1-0, 1.29 ERA)
Also scheduled to pitch: Jon Rauch, David Purcey, Mike Hinckley
  • Hello from Dunedin, where the Yankees and Blue Jays are meeting for the second time this spring. It’s in the mid-70’s without a cloud in the sky, a perfect sunny Florida day, and the flags are lightly blowing in from right-center field while the Spin Doctors’ “Two Princes” plays on the left-center field speakers.
  • Slow morning at Yankees camp, but Joe Girardi did have a couple of small tidbits. Lefties Pedro Feliciano and Boone Logan are both being slowed by aches – Feliciano has a little dead arm soreness near his left triceps, and Logan had back spasms after throwing a scoreless inning last night vs. Tampa Bay. Feliciano will throw a bullpen tomorrow; Logan might be out for four or five days.
  • Joba Chamberlain is scheduled to throw a bullpen tomorrow.&n
  • Girardi promises he’ll have the regular season order of A.J. Burnett and Phil Hughes in the Yankees rotation tomorrow. They’ve gone through camp with Hughes following CC Sabathia.
  • Girardi seems to love the idea of having Eric Chavez on the bench. “I think there’s some upside there,” he said. “You watch him swing the bat – I saw him hit a double over the left fielder’s head, he has pull power. We know that he can play defense. He’s an interesting guy to have, for sure.”
  • Alex Rodriguez has homered in three straight games, driven in a run in five straight and hit in all 11 of his spring contests. He’s not on today’s trip, though. Last night’s homer outdid Jorge Vazquez for the longest Steinbrenner Field blast of the spring – they don’t offer tape measure distances, but it cleared the center-field batters eye with plenty of room to spare.
  • Sergio Mitre returns to action today in relief. They have A.J. Burnett slated for 75-80 pitches.
  • There are 13 days until Opening Day.

Grapefruit League Game 2: Yankees at Phillies

Feb. 27, 2011, 1:05 p.m. ET – Bright House Field – Clearwater, Fla.
TV: YES / Radio: None
Brett Gardner LF, Nick Swisher RF, Curtis Granderson CF, Jorge Posada DH, Eric Chavez 1B, Jesus Montero C, Eduardo Nunez 2B, Ronnie Belliard 3B, Ramiro Pena SS
Starting pitcher: Ivan Nova RHP (1-2, 4.50 ERA in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Sergio Mitre, Boone Logan, Dellin Betances, Adam Warren
Jimmy Rollins SS, Shane Victorino CF, Raul Ibanez LF, Ryan Howard 1B, Placido Polanco 3B, Domonic Brown RF, Ben Francisco DH, Carlos Ruiz C, Wilson Valdez 2B
Starting pitcher: Joe Blanton RHP (9-6, 4.82 ERA in 2010)
Also scheduled to pitch: Justin De Fratus, Michael Schwimer, Ryan Madson, J.C. Romero, Brad Lidge
  • Joe Girardi said he plans to give Ivan Nova and Sergio Mitre, both contenders for rotation spots, two innings apiece this afternoon. As far as his bid for the slot goes, Girardi said, “The stuff is there.” They’d like to see Nova improve at getting out of trouble when he gets into it, but there’s probably not a whole lot they’ll be able to gather on that subject today. 
  • A.J. Burnett, Freddy Garcia and Romulo Sanchez threw over at George M. Steinbrenner Field this morning. Burnett and Garcia sat down to simulate throwing two innings. Girardi said all three looked good and used all of their pitches.
  • Mark Teixeira said his right big toe is bruised, a day after being hit by a pitch.
  • The Yankees were still buzzing about Jorge Vazquez’s tape-measure home run that cleared the center-field batters eye at Steinbrenner Field. Girardi said that it is possible that Vazquez could work his way into the mix that the Yankees are considering Eric Chavez for, a backup corner infielder. 
  • Chavez is playing first base today because, as Girardi said, he already knows Chavez can play third base. All those Gold Gloves aren’t just for show.
  • There are 32 days until Opening Day.

7/20 – Yankees vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (41-50)
Roberts 2B
Markakis RF
Jones CF
Huff 1B
Mora 3B
Scott DH
Reimold LF
Wieters C
Izturis SS

Pitching: David Hernandez (2-2, 3.94)

YANKEES (54-37)

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Hinske RF
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Pitching: Andy Pettitte (8-5, 4.85)

63rd annual Yankees Old-Timers’ Day lineup card


3/17 – Yankees vs. Pirates

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from George M. Steinbrenner Field!

CC Sabathia is scheduled to go four innings under the lights here tonight, working with Jorge Posada for the first time in game action. Posada – making his second appearance behind the plate – is expected to catch five innings. When Sabathia is done, Mariano Rivera will relieve him, pitching his first of eight to 10 spring frames. Tonight’s game is on YES.

Nyjer Morgan LF
Jack Wilson SS
Nate McLouth CF
Garrett Jones 1B
Jose Tabata RF
Steve Pearce DH
Neil Walker 3B
Jason Jaramillo C
Luis Cruz 2B

Virgil Vasquez RHP

Jorge Posada C
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Xavier Nady RF
Melky Cabrera RF
Cody Ransom 3B
Ramiro Pena 2B
Eduardo Nunez SS

CC Sabathia LHP

Game notes:
Tonight marks the 21st of 37 spring games for the Yankees, and the 19th of their 33-game Grapefruit League slate … Alfredo Aceves and Edwar Ramirez will also pitch for New York … Random facts — the oldest player in camp is Rivera (11/29/69); the youngest player in camp is Eduardo Nunez (6/15/87).

UPDATE 7:05 p.m.: Damaso Marte threw 30 pitches in the bullpen and said he felt “great.” Robinson Cano did some tossing and said he’s on track to play second base on Friday, though it remains unclear if he’ll travel to Fort Myers. With Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada both staying back to work out in intrasquad games, it might make sense to dispatch Cano across the street to Himes Avenue as well.

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