Mar
23

Game Thread: Not enough regulars?

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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 MLB.tv, 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
  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

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

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I agree. Maybe it’s because he’s not a blabbermouth idiot like Michael Kay.

  • dan

    ROCK THE VOTE:
    (or whatever the slogan is this year)

    http://www.insidethebook.com/e.....h_project/

  • RichYF

    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.

    • RollignWave

      what MLer? ;) you mean there’s MLers on the Pirates ?:P

  • bebop

    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

  • bebop

    I so not I saw-I type like karstens pitches

  • Tripp

    “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?

  • nick blasioli

    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

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

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      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.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    We have a Jaret Wright sighting!

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    Luckily it wasn’t in pinstripes lol

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

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

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Rock N Roll-ehndorf!!

  • dan

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

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    this special better not disappoint on YES

  • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com/ Bruno

    dan:

    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.

  • http://yankeesetc.blogspot.com/ Travis G.

    is there one positive to take from this game?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Nobody got hurt.

      • RollignWave

        you mean other then our sanitiy (and eyesight)

  • nick blasioli

    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……