Spring Training: 3/28/12 Lineup
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
Start Time: 1:05pm
Field: Champion Stadium (Disney Field)
T.V: ESPN, MLB.com, MLB.TV
– Joe Girardi said that he might make a final decision about the rotation in the next “three to four days”. Some of the things that Girardi has been paying attention to was Ivan Nova‘s fastball, Michael Pineda‘s changeup, Phil Hughes‘s cutter and Freddy Garcia‘s workload.
– CC Sabathia will get the ball on Sunday when the Yankees travel to Miami (that includes Mariano Rivera) to play against the Marlins in their new ballpark. After CC, everyone will get one more chance to pitch before the regular season begins.
– Curtis Granderson will go and get an MRI this morning and the results should be in by the end of the game.
– Girardi believes that it’s likely that the Yankees will carry another lefty when they break camp next Thursday. The competition comes down to Cesar Cabral & Clay Rapada. To be honest, I’d like Rapada. Never seen him pitch this good before.
– The Yankees will carry 12 pitchers when they head to Tampa to play the Rays next Friday.
– D.J Mitchell will start the game vs. the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow while David Phelps will pitch after him. Ivan Nova will pitch in a minor league game.
MLB Note: The 2012 Season has already been underway for the Seattle Mariners & the Oakland Athletics in Japan. Mariners won the home opener at around 9 in the morning by the score 3-1 in 11 innings. Tomorrow’s game is on MLB.TV and first pitch is at 6:04 am.
Enjoy the game everyone!