ST Game Thread(s): Split Squad

2012 Season Preview: Midseason Help
The RAB Radio Show: March 23rd, 2012
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Only in Spring Training could one team play two games in two different cities at the same time. Half of the Yankees are at the home base in Tampa to take on the Twins while the other half is a few miles up the road in Clearwater to face the Phillies. Eighteen innings of Yankees baseball squeezed into three hours. Should be fun. Here are your lineups…

Home vs. Twins
SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
C Russell Martin
DH Andruw Jones
2B Eduardo Nunez
LF Bill Hall
RF Justin Maxwell

RHP Ivan Nova

Available Pitchers: RHP Mariano Rivera, RHP Rafael Soriano, LHP Boone Logan, LHP Clay Rapada, LHP Juan Cedeno, RHP Kelvin Perez, LHP Kramer Sneed, and LHP Rigoberto Arrebato are all available if needed.

Available Position Players: C Gus Molina, 1B Jorge Vazquez, 2B Walt Ibarra, SS Ramiro Pena, 3B Jayson Nix, CF Mason Williams, and RF Dan Brewer will replace the starters. C Kyle Higashioka, IF Ronnie Mustelier, and OF Eduardo Sosa are available if needed.

Road @ Phillies
LF Brett Gardner
C Frankie Cervelli
2B Robinson Cano
1B Eric Chavez
3B Brandon Laird
RF Chris Dickerson
CF Dewayne Wise
DH Colin Curtis
SS Doug Bernier

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Available Pitchers: LHP Mike O’Connor, RHP Ryan Pope, RHP Ryan Flannery, LHP Vidal Nuno, RHP Chase Whitley, and RHP Mariel Checo all made the trip and are available. RHP David Phelps was scheduled to travel to Clearwater for the game, but I’m not sure if that actually happened after his wife gave birth yesterday.

Available Position Players: C Jose Gil, 1B Addison Maruszak, 2B Jose Pirela, 3B Dante Bichette Jr., and LF Cole Garner will replace the starters. C Jeff Farnham, IF Kelvin Castro, and OF Abe Almonte all made the trip and are available if needed.

Both games start at 1:05pm ET time. The home game is available on YES and both games are available on MLB Network will broadcast replays of both games later on today or tomorrow morning. We’re going to try to chat through all this madness, so join in the fun after the jump.

2012 Season Preview: Midseason Help
The RAB Radio Show: March 23rd, 2012
  • Karim Garcia

    Loving these K’s from Nova.

  • CJ

    Nova looks ready to dominate in AAA for those who want to option the game 2 alds pitcher.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Grats Hughes

  • paul a

    Does anyone know what Russell Branyans status is ? Is he even still on the roster ?

    • Cuso

      He got hurt and released already

      • Havok9120

        He’s hurt but hasn’t been released as far as I know. I may have missed it though.

  • teddy

    7 pitch inning, just not far