Apr
02

Spring Training Game Thread: Grapefruit League Finale

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Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, AP

At long last, the Yankees wrap up their official Spring Training schedule today. Tomorrow they’ll play a friendly game against their top prospects before heading to Boston to kick off the 2010 regular season against those small market Red Sox.

Andy Pettitte takes the mound today with just four official innings to his name because he’s had to deal with an inordinate number of rainouts. Most of his work has come in simulated or minor league games. Don’t worry, it’s bright and sunny in Tampa today, so the game with definitely be played. There aren’t any position battles to decide or roster spots left to be won, so this game is all about getting some work in and not getting hurt. Here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Johnson, DH
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Granderson, CF
Gardner, LF
Mike Rivera, C

Scheduled Pitchers: Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. Damaso Marte was supposed to go, but his shoulder is acting up. Boone Logan, Grant Duff, Amaury Sanit, and Josh Schmidt are also available.

Also scheduled to play: Francisco Arcia, Juan Miranda, Luis Nunez, Ramiro Pena, P.J. Pilittere, Austin Romine, Justin Snyder, Marcus Thames, Jon Weber, and Randy Winn.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET and can be seen on both YES and ESPN. After the jump is today’s chat, so join in.


  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Chat has a broken link.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      …or something. No Workie.

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

    chat ded. d-e-d dead

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

    Fixed the chat. Stupid HTML.

  • bexarama

    I laughed at “I remember him opening in the snow a couple of years ago.” It was 1996!

  • Hughesus Christo

    Goddamn your soft bones and tendons, Johnson.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Oh no, I just started listening and Winn is pinch-hitting. WHA HOPPEN?!!!

      • bexarama

        He fouled a pitch off his knee? shin? and was taken out. He was walking by himself though, so he’s probably okay.

  • bexarama

    Whoah Jeter’s hair

  • http://www.baseballbrewery.blogspot.com HolyGhostClaw

    God Damn!!! Never noticed how HUGE Andy’s hands were…

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ pete

      cue bexy

      • bexarama

        I hate you.

        But I also laughed.

    • bexarama

      they’re HUGE

      not that I ever noticed this, or thought anything about them, or anything like that

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Who’re you trying to convince Bex? Us or you?

  • bexarama

    this game has given me like four heart attacks

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    What in the hell did Tino just say?!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wait, does Tino really think the Yankees are gonna take Romine up to Boston? WTF?

    • Brian

      Tino is terrible… a booth of Tino and Kay will cause my mute button to malfunction.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    I feel like I’m watching the Mets.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK the Overshare’s Mystique and Aura

      Who was at 2B?

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        Snyder

  • Get use to this

    Nice rally :)

  • Jairus

    RedSox, a small market team?