3/13 Camp Notes: Nunez, Pitching, Bernie

Keeping Cesar Cabral
ST Game Thread: Ivan Nova's Third Try

The Yankees and Red Sox are playing a nationally televised night game in a little while, so we’ll have a regular game thread up when the time comes. Until then, here are the day’s notes from Tampa…

  • Eduardo Nunez was originally in tonight’s lineup, but he felt pain in his right hand during batting practice and has been scratched. He hasn’t played since getting hit by a pitch last Monday. Bill Hall’s chances of making the team get that much better. [Mark Feinsand]
  • Michael Pineda, Phil Hughes, CC Sabathia, and some minor leaguers/non-roster guys threw their scheduled side sessions while George Kontos threw live batting practice. It was his first time facing hitters in camp after being shelved by an oblique problem for a few weeks. [Chad Jennings]
  • Bernie Williams arrived in camp and will hang around as a guest instructor for a few days. [Pete Caldera]

And finally, the Yankees have announced that the Mastercard pre-sale of individual game tickets will be from March 22nd-25th. General sale begins the 27th.

Keeping Cesar Cabral
ST Game Thread: Ivan Nova's Third Try
  • jsbrendog

    YES! i have a mastercard! usually it is amex. hopefully ill be able to get some

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Did Bernie ever officially retire?

    • A.D.

      Can just see Bernie knocking out Ibanez, takes his at-bat to prove he can still play

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        That would be amazing! He could play both games on Old Timers Day.

  • tom zig

    any updates on Dan Burawa?

  • Rookie

    As good as I thought Darvish looked in the snippets I saw from his first start, that’s how bad he looked in the third inning of his second start. In the first two innings, despite control issues (two runners caught stealing bailed him out in the first inning) and (according to the Cleveland gun) not much velocity, I thought he looked pretty decent in the first two innings.

    Again, we won’t know for awhile now whether it was the Rangers who were smart for going after Darvish aggressively or Cashman for not doing so.

    As I’ve said before, I thought it was a no brainer to go after Darvish VERY aggressively, but given my very high regard for Cashman, I know the odds are usually very good that Cashman is right and I’m not. (One obvious exception was Cashman allowing Girardi to pich Colon until his arm fell off instead of trying to keep the magic alive into the post season.)

    • fin

      I never had an opinion on Darvish. I dont know enough about him or the Yankees business to make a decision on what I thought was the right course of action. I do know that spending $100m on a pitcher is a huge gamble to start with, spending it on a guy who has never thrown a pitch in MLB seems to make that gamble exponentially greater. If Yu succeeds I dont think it makes Cash look bad and if he fails I dont think it makes him look good. In the end its quite possible that the Yankees wouldnt risk that kind of money on any player who hasnt played MLB. It may have nothing to do with Darvish.

    • G

      Something I noticed about Darvish in today’s start: he isn’t doing his usual double leg pump in the air like he normally does from the windup. Looks to me like the Rangers are screwing with his delivery a bit… Hm.