Spring Training Game Thread: The First of Many

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The grass was a little greener (or less dead, anyway), the sun was a little brighter, and the New York air a little less nauseating when I woke up this morning. Why? Because baseball will be played today. I don’t care that it’s just a Spring Training game, it’s baseball, and we’ve been without it for far too long. I enjoy these games because of the prospects and stuff, but mostly because there’s no stress. Who cares who wins and who loses? There’s plenty of time to worry about that later. This brand of baseball is for pure entertainment in my book.

Bartolo Colon gets his first crack at winning a rotation spot this afternoon, though we really shouldn’t put too much stock in his performance since it’s just his first outing. That works both ways, regardless if he pitches well or poorly. It is worth noting that Colon did pitch in winter ball, so he’s theoretically ahead of the hitters as far as readiness, if you get my drift. He’ll throw two innings or 35 pitches, whichever comes first. I’m guessing the latter.

Brian Schlitter, who the Yankees lost on waivers to the Phillies after claiming him off waivers from the Cubs, is scheduled to pitch today for Philadelphia. Here’s the lineup, or at least the one that will start the game. Joe Girardi said yesterday that the regulars will get two at-bats then hit the showers…

Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Swisher, RF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robbie Cano, 2B
Jorge Posada, DH
Curtis Granderson, CF
Frankie Cervelli, C
Brett Gardner, LF

Scheduled to Pitch: Bartolo Colon, Joba Chamberlain, David Robertson, David Phelps, Hector Noesi, and Eric Wordekemper.

Also Scheduled to Play: Austin Romine (C), Jorge Vazquez (1B), Kevin Russo (2B), Eduardo Nunez (SS), Brandon Laird (3B), Colin Curtis (LF), Greg Golson (CF), Justin Maxwell (RF), and Andruw Jones (DH).

The game can be seen on either YES or the MLB Network, and begins at 1:05pm ET. George Steinbrenner will be honored during a pregame ceremony; here’s that press release. Enjoy the game.

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  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    BASEBAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

    Sorry. I just felt the need to say that.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      perfectly understandable

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny Scafuto

    Pizza? Check. Beer? Check. Teixeira jersey? Check. Drinking buddies? Check.

    Here we go.

  • squishy jello person

    Baseball baseball baseball?

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

  • Tank the Frank

    Yeah buddy!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Hearing that YES intro music makes me salivate. I’m like one of Pavlov’s dogs. This is sad.

  • dkidd

    baseball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i actually missed michael kay

    • sjferrari

      Yeah, we can bash Kay all we want, but I’ve missed baseball so much that I’m absolutely happy to hear his voice opening up a Yankees baseball game.

      Play ball!

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

    I’ve never been happier to see Michael Kay.

    • Accent Shallow

      Just wait until September . . .

  • VO

    I never thought I’d be so excited to hear the YES intro and sound of Michael Kay’s voice.

  • Justin

    Yo Mike: You got two C’s up there. Just FYI, slide Jorge over to DH.

  • Sean

    I just got YES network, but this game is blacked out. Is this because its also on MLB network?

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

      It should be the other way around, blacked out on MLBN but on YES.

      • Sean

        I’m in Florida, does that make a difference?

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

          No idea, sorry.

        • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

          absolutely. I’m in Chicago, get it on MLB, not on YES.

        • Urban

          It’s possible that all out-of-market games are blocked out if the Marlins or Rays (are you in one of their market zones?) are on TV. That might be the case during the season, too, so I’d call your cable provider ASAP!

          Is the game on MLBN?

          • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

            I get YES in Chicago. It’s useless here. Never airs a game (and as I learned today, not even Spring training games.) Best thing about YES in Chicago for me is Post Season Post Game shows.

        • sjferrari

          The YES Network, outside of the New York area, doesn’t actually air Yankees games. It’s an absolute rip.

          • MannyGee

            really? My old man lives in MA and had the YES network through DirecTV, he used to get all the Yankees games

      • MannyGee

        so is the rank priority MLBN; Local Channels; and then ESPN/Fox?

    • Slugger27

      im assuming u have uverse and are watching on 1702. if thats the case, and youre outta the NY market, youll never get any games…. it will say “viewing blacked out in your area” from 5 minutes before the game until 5 minutes after the game… this will happen all season

      you’re gonna need to get mlbtv or extra innings

  • dkidd

    gossage looks more “american chopper” every year

  • MannyGee

    Loving the Steinbrenner Tribute

  • Tank the Frank

    The greatest form of charity is anonymity. And now let’s show you everything he did.

    • MannyGee

      LOLZ… Anonimity and Steinbrenner never feel like they go hand in hand, huh

    • Urban

      I had the exact same thought, but then again, it’s not George who is talking about everything he did, it’s now his family, so he gets a pass. He did keep all that stuff quiet.

      • Tank the Frank

        Yeah I know. It is a tribute after all.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Batting second, number 24, Robinson Cano! Number 24.

    Oh wait…

  • MannyGee

    holy mother of christ, is that Steinbrenner’s granddaughter?

    not ugly…

  • Justin

    I wonder what it would be like to be a member of one of these families. I went out with a relative of the Rockefeller family last night. I just can’t imagine how that must be.

    /random thoughts before game actually starts.

  • Drew

    this might be in poor taste but Steinbrenner died 7 months ago, is there any reason to do another big tribute? Dont get me wrong i appreciate what he did for the game and the yankees blah blah blah blah but like enough already with the roses and video tributes. its a little much.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      pfft, its the first ST game without George there. they had to do it.

    • Big Bertha

      This is heartless. The field is named after him. After everything he did for us you can’t bear to watch a short 15 minute tribute to the man who built the Yankees into what they are today? George was a good owner and a great man. He deserves far more tributes than we give him.

      • Poopy Pants

        Please get a hold of yourself.
        I tuned in late on purpose.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Troll fight! Troll fight!!!!

    • Tank the Frank

      I think it’s totally overdone. But I figure it’s his field. He was a huge influence in Tampa. I don’t expect them to do anything special for Opening Day, but then again, when do the Yankees not overdo things like that?

    • theyankeewarrior

      It’s the first game on the field named after him

    • Slugger27

      i may sound like a heartless bastard myself… but ya, i found this a little over the top

      • whozat

        I think we don’t realize just how big a deal George was in Tampa, so it’s not just that it’s at the field named after him, it’s kinda letting the Tampa community have their own ceremony for him at the same time.

        • Slugger27

          this is a good point, a better way to look at it

  • YankeesJunkie

    Damn the Yankees stretch out all the way to the RF wall.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Kind of fitting that Cliff Lee is here on opening day!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    she’s already better than Christina Aguilera

  • MannyGee

    she sang the anthem pretty well. … she does looks like a Streinbrenner in HD though….

  • YankeesJunkie

    I want baseball, this is not helping my hangover.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Lineups! First pitch! BASEBALL!!!

  • dkidd

    brian wilson is amazing in this commercial

  • theyankeewarrior

    ManBan standing next to Mo for the anthem… may Swindal’s sound waves transfer the mystique and aura

  • whozat

    Man, I missed these Two Brother’s Scrap Metal ads.

    I can’t even COUNT the number of times I’ve heard one teenage girl calling another to ask what to do with all her scrap metal! It’s SO TRUE TO LIFE!!!

  • Andy in NYC

    So how long will the ceremonies take for Opening Day? An hour? This just gets worse every year. I like a little ceremony, and I understand about George, but where does this end?

  • YankeesJunkie

    The first inning my be the preview of World Series and the ninth will be a preview of the EL Championship.

  • Urban

    Hey, who let the beertender out on the mound?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    over/under 50 times Kay mentioning Lee could had been a Yank.

    • fire levine

      Under. Just

  • Tank the Frank

    That’s quite a shadow ya got there Bartolo. Holy chicken and dumplings.

    • MannyGee

      as soon as they mentioned that his ‘athlete’s build’ is 5’10”, 267lbs, I automaticaly went into the kitchen for some chips and dip

  • YankeesJunkie

    Don’t worry Colon just has one really big bulging ab.

  • Patrick

    Holy crap, he is huge.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

    Thought +50 was talking about his weight

  • Urban

    A little overweight?

  • Tank the Frank

    And the umpires already suck.

    • mbonzo

      Spring training for them too.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Wow ump! Just screw the Yankees already.

  • Andy in NYC

    More pinstripes on the uniform, Colon or Sabathia?

    • MannyGee

      Sabathia’s is more, Colon’s have more ‘bend’ to them

      • Andy in NYC

        :-) Sabathia’s taller, too.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Orr had no chance in this at-bat. Colon was eating him alive.

  • mbonzo

    93 from Colon!

  • dkidd

    colon is a planet

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      maybe he can count on his gravitational pull to get a lot of ground balls back to the mound ?

  • rek4gehrig

    It’s that time of year again. Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :-)))

  • YankeesJunkie

    Might as well give the game away Cano. SEASON OVER!

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Colon doesn’t look too bad

    • Urban

      Well, he actually does *look* bad, but he is throwing okay.

  • Alex S

    Killer B’s shout-out!

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      I wonder how many fans looked and Manny’s 0-3 record and immediately thought ‘oh he suckz’

      • NJ_Andy

        My buddies first comment. *grumble* I need more real baseballing friends.

  • Urban

    If Rothschild turns AJ around, Yankee fans will all chip in and erect a statue of Larry right next to George.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      If Rothschild turns AJ around, I’ll erect something else.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    I guarantee that neither Betances or Banuelos sees significant innings in 2011.

    • mbonzo

      Dont jinx it Matt!

    • Tank the Frank

      Yeah, but the Yankees are really loving Brackman right now. Can’t wait to see him up with the big club.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Am I just imagining things or did RAB come up with Killer Bs.

    • MannyGee

      nope, Al Gore did, along with the InterWeb

    • FIPster Doofus

      I was wondering the same thing.

    • Poopy Pants

      Vince McMahon did.

  • Andy in NYC

    Kay already mis-pronouncing “Betances”.

    • fire levine

      Hey I could never pronounce it myself. A little help?

  • MannyGee

    thats 20 pitches, Colon is 1/2 way home.

  • MannyGee

    I know we’re still in the top of the 1st, but is it too soon to predict Jeter’s grounder to short and the obligitory “mid-season form” joke???

    • Urban

      You win.

    • MannyGee

      ummmmm, yeah.

  • dkidd

    predictions for jeter’s ops?

    i’ll be optimistic and say .796

  • Urban

    When is Hamels a free agent? I want the Yankees to steal him away from the Phillies as pay back.

    • Tank the Frank

      Absofreakinlutely

    • MannyGee

      2012 I think?

    • Reggie C.

      Destro doesn’t think Hamels will hit FA.

      Btw, that was an excellent RAB Show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Looks like nothing changed

  • mbonzo

    Colon didn’t look horrible, but he certainly wasn’t dominating. It was nice to see him throw 93. Almost homerun from Ryan Howard isn’t the worst sign right now.

  • dkidd

    could be a monster year for hamels pitching against other teams’ #4

    • Total Dominication

      You know that’s not how it works, right?

  • Cy Pettitte

    first AB for Jeter of 2011: GB to SS

    lol

  • YankeesJunkie

    Jeter grounds to short. I should just have a macro to make it easy on myself.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      I think the RABbis might want to add it as auto-text.

  • MannyGee

    awesome…. Teix is getting clipped at mid-season form as well

  • Reggie C.

    Arod drilled it.

    Good sign.

    • MannyGee

      sounded like it was going. He is just insanely strong

  • MannyGee

    too high…

  • Andy in NYC

    Man, I heard Tex yell “ouch”.

  • Tank the Frank

    Nice little swing there.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Our offense sucks.

    /Rush To Judgement

    • I Voted for Kodos

      On pace to score 0 runs for the year.

  • I Voted for Kodos

    That looked better off the bat.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Good swing from Alex. When takes balls to center and right field with authority good things happen

  • mbonzo

    This might be the first ST where im excited to see the regulars benched.

  • MannyGee

    I honesly think I am just sticking around to see Fat Joba and Domonic Brown…

  • Poopy Pants

    Andruw would have had that.

    • MannyGee

      Shit, Marcus Thames woulda had that

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yankees defense looking solid.

  • MannyGee

    oh Come on DOrn, enough of that Ole shit. get in front of the ball!

  • Urban

    Salad days? Trust me, Bartolo has never seen a salad.

  • Rob

    bartolo’s looking svelte..185 huh? ha

    • MannyGee

      each man-boob is 65 lbs… 185 is not happening. Kay called im at 267 earlier

      I mean seriously, the guy’s top button is holding on for dear life!

      • Rob

        lmao, yea that sounds more like it than that ridiculous weigh-in report. and he wants to lose like another 25 this spring? lol, a little late for that, no? that’s a lot

  • MannyGee

    “Colon is regaining some of that Old Spice on his Fastball…” somehow I get a feeling that ‘Old Spice’ is BBQ sauce

    • Rob

      is that why he’s licking his fingers after every pitch? haha

    • dkidd

      185?

      that was his birth weight

      • MannyGee

        his shadow weighs 185

  • Urban

    Decent first outing, not that it means much. The fact that he could still hit 93 probably is more signigicant.

    So Colon is 5’10” and CC is 6’7″, yet is it possible that Colon weighs about the same as CC now? If it’s anywhere close (and I think it is), that’s bad.

  • MannyGee

    wow… atta way to take a pitch Jorgie.

    BEST. DH. EVER

  • mbonzo

    Me = impressed with Colon.

    • MannyGee

      not disappointed… so yeah, color me impressed.

      • Rob

        yea i’m impressed he made it from the dugout to the mound with tiring, nor assistance form a walking aid. so hitting 94 and only getting hit hard once was gravy.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    First Cliff Lee reference.

    DRINK!

  • MannyGee

    Frankie!!!!! someone is worried about his job!

  • mbonzo

    Cervelli to the line up?

  • John

    Mo bless Cano and his training.

  • MannyGee

    LOL, did we get the over/under on Cano’s hitting clinic references today?

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Raise your trade value Cervelli!

  • James A

    So the ball is jumping off of Nunez’s and Cervelli’s bats, and they hung out in the Dominican with Robbie Cano this winter
    If this were 2002, I’d be pretty suspicious

    • MannyGee

      if they played for Boston, you’d be pretty suspicious

    • John

      +1

  • Beamish

    Lets see a hot Spring by Frankie so they can trade high on him and let Montero back-up Martin.

    • Graig not Craig

      Second half — Montero starts. Cervelli backs up. Martin is trade bait.

  • MannyGee

    goddam is Cole gonna look good in Pinstripes..

  • MannyGee

    Jeter = worth the pay cut…

  • Beamish

    Third not short…is that better?

  • Tank the Frank

    FAAAAT JOBAAAAAAAAA!!

  • dkidd

    who’s that skinny guy on the mound?

  • James A

    You know I didn’t think the Indians were going to contend this year, but with this Chad Durbin signing they’re right in the mix
    – Things you won’t hear on sports talk radio this morning

  • MannyGee

    HA!!!! Joba looks downright skinny after Joba!

    • MannyGee

      DAMN.. I meant Joba skiiner after Colon

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Tear in the space/time continuum?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I forgot how ugly Kim Jones was

    • MannyGee

      HD is not her friend

  • Urban

    BTW Brilliant strategy by the Yankees having Joba following Colon. Joba might have put on a couple pounds, but he looks downright skinny compared to Colon.

  • Reggie C.

    Joba needs a haircut.

  • Tank the Frank

    Is it just me or does Joba look almost exactly like he did last season? I mean really.

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

      Other than the hands and the hair, yeah pretty much.

    • Urban

      He does look a little heavier up top, which would fit with more weight-lifting.

      I officially declare the whole “Joba is fat” story nonsense.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I wish Joba could be ready for the first :(

  • whozat

    Ok…yeah…Joba does look fat.

  • Erica

    Joba, oh God.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    “Michael, I’m starting to think you were listening in on my conversations today…”

    Well, I wouldn’t put it past him.

    • Erica

      +1

  • mbonzo

    Joba might like fat but he also looks filthy. I want to see him pitching to Howard.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Joba must have been going to the same hairstylist as Mitre

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Joba and Rothschild equals win

  • Urban

    Joba to the rotation!

  • dkidd

    nice, joba

    • MannyGee

      hate to drink the Kool-Aid, but the ball did look like it was coming out of his hands real easily…. he looked good, I was impressed

      • The Big City of Dreams

        So the early reports were true….excellent

  • James A

    Has anyone on the Yankees had a bad bullpen session yet? Don’t get me wrong, I want to hear good things, but it sounds like we have about 20 Cy Young candidates

    • whozat

      Has any pitcher in baseball had a bad bullpen yet? Maybe Liriano, whose shoulder acted up.

      • MannyGee

        /Waino

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      In the offseason, everyone is in the best shape of their lives and throwing better than they ever had.

      • MannyGee

        /Cano

    • Urban

      Yes. Nova did not have a good bullpen session the other day by media reports, but I get your point.

  • AJ

    Let the Joba to the rotation demands begin!

  • Total Dominication

    Oh god. Seeing Joba come in relief of Bartolo fucking Colon really pisses me off.

    • Guest

      Co-sign.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Why is that?

  • Bart

    Who was that whale we trotted out there to start the game? It looked like a orca that had eaten the guy I remember as Bartolo Colon.

    Joba looked pretty good. Our rotation may be questionable but I think we can win 99% of games we lead after 5 inning with Joba, Drob, Raf & Mo.

    • MannyGee

      not when every 5th game you have to trot that fat tub of whale shit to keep you in the game for 5 innings

  • Tank the Frank

    Please have a bigseasonplease!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Twitter overloaded. :(

    A-Rod smacked that. MVP in 2011, book it.

  • Total Dominication

    A-rod!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Two really nice ABs for A-Rod so far.

  • James A

    That’s an MVP swing right there
    the popcorn diet has been paying off

  • AJ

    I don’t want to be one of those, but after two swings A-Rod looks great.

    • MannyGee

      Looks like Duchscherer is alreay sidelined with hip soreness

  • mbonzo

    Arod was running real well.

  • Total Dominication

    Odd-season A-rod!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Spring Training: Season of endless hopes and endless possibilities…

    Alex does look pretty good though.

  • Tank the Frank

    Holy shit a D-Rob changeup.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Random thing I missed without realizing it: the pitch-count addition to the graphic. I love it so much.

  • Erica

    D-Rob and his socks are BACK.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      High socks ftw.

  • Preston

    I have to keep repeating sample size, sample size, sample size over and over again. Because otherwise I’d give Alex his MVP trophy right now.

  • Guest

    Tex hit .370 last spring, and we saw how that turned out last April/May. I will put no stock in results whatsoever.

    So-ARod’s two great at-bats mean less than nothing. However, as someone else noted, the weight loss looks like it has really done some good in terms of quickness/flexibilty.

    This, I think is an important development. The odds are that he will decline at the plate, no matter what kind of shape he is in. But if he can regain some lateral quickness, perhaps his decline in the field will be slowed. Perhaps he will be a better baserunner.

    The scary thing at the end of last year was it seemed that A-ROD’s ability to contribute in ways other than hitting homeruns seemed to be diminishing at break neck pace.

    From what I’ve seen today, perhaps the newer svelter more flexible Alex will be able to be more than a masher for at least a little bit longer.

    • MannyGee

      beyond the box score, alex had his swing working like 2007… he looked very comfortable out there… which he did NOT look last year.

      that is why everyone was on his nuts… yeah thats me, over on the left one….

  • Total Dominication

    Kay in mid-season form.

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

      Get ready for 162 games worth of marriage talk.

  • dkidd

    1996 seems like 5 minutes ago…

  • Erica

    Andrew Jones in Yankees pinstripes. Totally trippin’.

    • Erica

      Andruw*

    • MannyGee

      yeah… and only 4 seasons too late too

  • CS Yankee

    How does Phelps look?

    /onlyhavegameday’d

    • mbonzo

      Well he just gave up a run, his velocity is low 90’s, but it should be in the mid 90’s. He had a very nice curve ball in an earlier at bat.

      • CS Yankee

        Throwing too many strikes (7/7)?

    • Graig not Craig

      Good enough for another year of AAA.

  • Bart

    Swisher is great. I really hope we find a way to keep him a few more years.

    • Erica

      Love love love him. He has such a great, positive attitude and a perma-smile on his face!

  • AJ

    Michael Kay is a great announcer, but I know almost everyone here disagrees with me. He knows the game, he’s intelligence, funny and has great baseball stories. Everyone else is the one pushing the marriage talk on him, he’s not feeding into it.

    • Graig not Craig

      “Michael Kay is a great announcer”

      You owe me a new keyboard. I spewed Coke Zero all over it. Funniest post of the new season by far.

      • AJ

        Funny because you disagree? And I don’t owe you anything, Coke Zero is delicious.

        • Graig not Craig

          Just messin’ with you AJ. I suppose Michael Kay has some fans.

  • Simon

    You know whats really annoying, the guy in the background, beeeeeeeeeeeeeer heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrreeee BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRREEEEEE. Very annoying, just sayin.

    • Bart

      “beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee”

      music to my ears

    • Rob

      it should make you feel good. like ur at the gm. but drinking beer that’s 1/10th the price.

      • Simon

        I know but the guy is really openin up the pipes!

  • Total Dominication

    AAA defense.

  • FANFOOD

    Out shopping with my girl :(

    What is the score

    How bout some stats

    • CS Yankee

      B5, bad guys 3-1

      Arod, Joba & Drob showed up.

      • CS Yankee

        Teix trips in a run, down 2-3 now.

  • Total Dominication

    Tex!

  • Total Dominication

    I love Jack Curry.

  • dkidd

    kim jones + robbie cano = awkwardness

  • SamVa

    Noesi is a fly ball pitcher… would never make it in Yankee Stadium…

    /MSM’d

    • CS Yankee

      I believe his is as likely as Brackman to be called up…
      after Nova of course, but before Phelps.

      thinking;
      4) garcia
      5) Colon
      6) Nova
      7) Noesi
      8) Brackman
      9) Phelps
      10) Were really in trouble if we get to here

  • Total Dominication

    Gary Sanchez is not the best, Michael.

  • FANFOOD

    Can anyone paste a box score?

    Thanks

    In pier 1 now…just left homegoods :(

    • Total Dominication

      P-3,5,1
      Y-2,4,0

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      *Whip Cracks*

  • Total Dominication

    What a bust.

  • mbonzo

    Noesi has some brilliant control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    *Mike Axisa cracks a smile*

    • mbonzo

      I’m pretty sure I just heard that Nunez has one of the better arms of the organization.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

        Kay also said that Sanchez was the best catcher not too long before that…

      • YankeesJunkie

        Like in a Rick Ankiel way.

  • FANFOOD

    Ugh… Now in kirklands

    Found live box score on MLB. Though you guys are keeping me entertained. Keep it up thx

  • Cy Pettitte

    Vazquez mashed that one

  • OxFredEagle

    Does Kay have any idea that Schlitter was claimed off of the Yankees just two weeks ago? You’d think that would be something worth mentioning.

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

      Does Kay have any idea that Schlitter was claimed off of the Yankees just two weeks ago?

      Negative.

    • Big Juan

      Was thinking the same thing.

  • Total Dominication

    Bam!

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

    How cow, over the batter’s eye!

  • Total Dominication

    Laird!

  • Big Juan

    JoVa in beast mode. What a shot.

  • dkidd

    that was a bomb

    yanks mexico scouting rules

  • YankeesJunkie

    Do the Tampa Yankees and/or the GCL Yankees play at GMS?

    Call out for Creighton!!

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

      Tampa Yankees do, the GCL team plays on one of the back fields.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I feel like Kim Jones is trying to get all the Yankees to go to war against each other.

  • YankeesJunkie

    What did guys/gals think of Colon’s outing today?

    For his first outing it was not to bad IMO and it was nice to see his FB get up to 93 on some of the pitches so at least their is promise in is arm.

    • MannyGee

      it was much better than I expected an overweight pitcher with shoulder issues who has not seen live action in 2 seasons to do. he touched 93 on the gun more than once, had little control issues (only once that I can remember when he got behind and tried to muscle it in did he fly open) and kept his composure (which at 37, I guess you’d expect….)

      but holy shit was he looking fat. thats a problem

  • Andy in NYC

    Anybody see this @BorowitzReport tweet?

    Andy Borowitz
    #LIBYA: Gaddafi Boasts He Controls Area The Size of Bartolo Colon

    • dkidd

      more like the size of bartolo’s colon

      ba DUM dum!

  • YankeesJunkie

    My favorite flag at GMS is the 1984 Grapefruit League Champions.

  • YankeesJunkie

    DOOM!!!

  • SamVa

    Ayala looked pretty good. Seemed to have a good sense of when to use the inner of half of the plate.

  • Urban

    Whpo was the Yankee LFer who misjudged the flyball off Wordekemper? I assume it wasn’t a regular, but was wondering if it was Laird?

    • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

      Colin Curtis

  • bobtaco

    It was Colin Curtis… Jorge Vasquez, nice game…

    • Urban

      Hmmm, surprised. He’s a good OFer.

  • YankeesJunkie

    FIRE GIRADI!

  • JerseyDutch

    Well, the season is over. Fire Cashman. Fire Girardi.