Spring Training: 3/16/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Nationals:

Curtis Granderson, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Andruw Jones, RF
Raul Ibanez, DH
Francisco Cervelli, C
Bill Hall, LF
Doug Bernier, SS

CC Sabathia LHP

Pregame Notes:

– The Yankees injury list gets longer and longer as the Yankees added 4 more to the list.

Groin not feeling Swishalicious: Nick Swisher‘s left groin was a bit sore during the game with the Toronto Blue Jays and was taken out due to precautionary measures. He had yesterday off but as a precaution, Girardi wants to keep Swisher out of the lineup till he’s 100%

Tender calf for El Capitán: Derek Jeter has a sore left calf. Girardi says Jeter won’t be in the lineup until Tuesday (Monday is a day off).

Sore ankle for Running Ramiro: This should be a lesson to all you kiddies out there. Don’t steal a base to end the inning, cause you just might hurt your ankle at second base. That’s what Ramiro Pena did. He should be back in 2-3 days and there are no tests lined up for him.

Groin problème for Monsieur Martin: Russell Martin has a sore left groin as well and was scratched from the lineup today for precautionary reasons.

– Good news with David Robertson: He ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes with no soreness and eyes to have a bullpen session this weekend.

– The game is on YES Network today so get your remotes out and watch the game!

– Also want to wish a Happy Birthday to Curtis Granderson (who happens to hit lead-off today!)

Enjoy the game everyone!

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Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on March 16, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Hughes looked good again today, the Yankee pitching is better than it has been in 5 years. Looking forward to this season. The only downside for me is that I won’t get to see Phelps much this year, with the addition of Pettite. A-Rod hit anothe bomb, he is ready for the season. He looks like he is on a mission to get back to 30/100. He will be driven to prove people wrong about his decline.

    • Good to see Hughes proving his detractors in the media wrong. The more we see of him the more my expectations are growing. He certainly is earning his spot in the starting rotation so far.
      BTW, it looks like Soriano and Cabral both pitched well also.

      • UYF,I agree Hughes looked very good today as far as detractors, I think Phil has been his biggest detractor.Most fans and media have backed him,but he’s been a train wreck,getting hurt 5 of his 7 years as a Yankee and then admitting to coming into camp out of shape last year.
        I also agree that he is earning a spot if not with the Yanks perhaps on another team.His value is increasing .Its going to be intresting to see how the Yanks handle all these ARMS.

        • It’s true he has been hard on himself and rightfully so. Very few people in this world get the type of opportunity he has. I’m glad to see all the hard work he apparently put in this winter is starting to pay off for him and for the Yankees.

  2. Just read this on RAB:

    Banuelos, Sanchez among first round of roster cuts
    By Mike Axisa
    Via Chad Jennings, both Manny Banuelos and Gary Sanchez have been reassigned to minor league camp. The first wave of roster cuts also includes pitchers Adam Miller, Dan Burawa, Ryan Pope, Brett Marshall, Graham Stoneburner, and Chase Whitley. Position players Corban Joseph, David Adams, J.R. Murphy, Kyle Higashioka, Zoilo Almonte, and Melky Mesa have also been sent to the back fields. David Phelps, Adam Warren, and D.J. Mitchell have been impressive so far, and they’ll each get to stick around a little longer.

    • All expected moves. I really think one of Phelps or Mitchell has a shot to make the team in the pen. If I had to choose I’d give Mitchell the spot and keep Phelps starting in AAA. I think Phelps profiles as a starter while Mitchell;s stuff could play well in the pen.

      Like Doug said, this is the biggest downside of signing Pettitte – really makes it difficult for Phelps to get a shot this yr. He’s now basically the #8 starter on the depth chart.

      • Fish that can all change quickly.At the end of the day the Cream will rise to the top.Doug made a good point “Best pitching the Yanks have had in 5 years” maybe more.

        • Very true Ballpark. Yanks pitching was actually pretty strong last yr yet they still went through 26 pitchers I believe. If a pitcher stays ready he will eventually get his chance. Hopefully the Yanks will give their young guys a call when the time arises and not go for the Brian Gordons and Sergio Mitre’s of the world/

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