Game Thread: Not enough regulars?


In the seemingly never-ending march toward Opening Day, the Yanks find themselves yet again facing off against the Pirates. They didn’t take many regulars with them. So this game is bound to be filled with all the excitement of a late-September call-up game against the Royals.

It’s on YES and, and only the promise of potentially seeing Ross Ohlendorf pitch is a bright spot. Jeff Karstens draws the start, and it’s hard to say if the Yanks brought the four regulars with them that MLB requires for Spring Training away games. Maybe they think Morgan Ensberg counts.

Cabrera CF
Cano 2B
Matsui LF
Ensberg 1B
Betemit SS
Lane RF
Ransom 3B
Woodward DH
Moeller C

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Bruno says:

    I LOVE seeing Cano at the top of the order! No Duncan?

  2. Mike A. says:

    Karstens vs Maholm has to be the crappiest pitching matchup imaginable.

  3. Mike A. says:

    Jason Lane just showed Melky what a real OF arm looks like. Wow.

  4. Jamal G. says:

    I like Bob Lorenz as a play-by-play, he just fits somehow.

  5. dan says:

    (or whatever the slogan is this year)

  6. RichYF says:

    Karstens is 100% your typical AAAA pitcher. He’s schooling the Minor Leaguers, but he’s just getting hammered by the MLers. Even the outs were smashed (earlier in the game). Sigh.

  7. bebop says:

    I saw do not want to see Karstens make this team. I think anytime he pitches it is a disaster in the making and Rasner is much more likely to be useful

  8. bebop says:

    I so not I saw-I type like karstens pitches

  9. Tripp says:

    “it’s hard to say if the Yanks brought the four regulars with them that MLB requires for Spring Training away games.”

    Where do you guys find these rules?

  10. nick blasioli says:

    why in the h…are they even looking at karstens…he sucks…and you could put betemiyt in that same category….i just dont understand the logic….

    • dan says:

      Betemit is hardly the same category…. he’s 25 with great plate discipline and very good power, capable of playing any infield position.

    • Mike A. says:

      Betemit had 15 hits and 20 rbi last year for the Yanks, he gets it done when it counts. You can do worse, like Nick Green or Chris Woodward.

  11. Mike A. says:

    We have a Jaret Wright sighting!

  12. Bruno says:

    Luckily it wasn’t in pinstripes lol

  13. Bruno says:

    Olhendorf in the 8th. I hope we get used to that.

  14. Jamal G. says:

    Rock N Roll-ehndorf!!

  15. dan says:

    Is it just me or does it look like Bernie Castro stole Don Mattingly’s batting stance?

  16. Jamal G. says:

    this special better not disappoint on YES

  17. Bruno says:


    Which one? Donnie Baseball was known for changing his stance constantly. As a little-leaguer trying to mimic him, I was unable to keep up lol.

  18. Travis G. says:

    is there one positive to take from this game?

  19. nick blasioli says:

    now only with great dicipline can he just get some hits especially in the clutch…i am not comfortable when he comes to bat…i always think that the inning is over when hes up to bat…lol……

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