ST Game Thread: Number Two Starter

Yankees sign Jack Cust
Report: Astros, Orioles have interest in Maxwell
(REUTERS/Steve Nesius)

The writing had been on the wall all Spring Training, but yesterday Joe Girardi officially announced that Hiroki Kuroda will start the second game of the regular season behind CC Sabathia. The veteran right-hander has flown completely under the radar since joining the Yankees, but that will happen when you sign the same day the team trades Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda. Kuroda has been just as advertised so far, quietly effective and reliable. Can’t wait to see him in a game that matters. Here’s the lineup…

SS Eduardo Nunez
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Raul Ibanez
3B Eric Chavez
C Francisco Cervelli
CF Dewayne Wise
RF Chris Dickerson
LF Justin Maxwell

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Available Pitchers: RHP Cory Wade, RHP Adam Warren, RHP George Kontos, LHP Juan Cedeno, LHP Cesar Cabral, RHP Cory Arbiso, RHP Ryan Flannery, and SwP Pat Venditte.

Available Position Players: C Gus Molina, 1B Addison Maruszak, 2B Jayson Nix, SS Doug Bernier, 3B Bill Hall, and LF Tyler Austin will replace the starters. C Mitch Abeita, IF Walt Ibarra, SS Cito Culver, and OF Abe Almonte also made the trip and are available if needed.

Today’s game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on ESPN. We’re going to chat for the first few innings of today’s game, so join in the fun after the jump.

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Yankees sign Jack Cust
Report: Astros, Orioles have interest in Maxwell
  • mustang

    YESSSS!!!

    RAULLLL!!!!!!

  • M-Three

    I hope we get to see Adam Warren pitch today. He has looked very good this spring. I see his future with us being as a reliever since he is really just a 2-pitch pitcher. If that turns out to be true I think Warren could be pretty good in a middle relief/set-up role since he has good life to his low-mid 90’s fastball and has throws a nice cutter/slider. Plus, in relief Warren’s 92-94 mph fastball could translate to a 94-96 mph fastball.

  • jon

    bill hall trying to pull off a harper like eye black

  • Geo

    A little Venditte would be nice before he is sent down.

    • Alkaline

      Hmm. Is Venditte going back to double A to start the year?