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2013 Season Preview: The Second Basemen
Dan Johnson will be spending a lot more time at first base the next few weeks. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
We’re going to be seeing more of Dan Johnson for at least the next two weeks. (AP)

The Yankees lost to the Braves tonight, but really the game is secondary to all the injury problems that are starting to pile up. Brett Gardner led the way with two more hits — he’s hitting .579 this spring — while Ichiro doubled and both Ronnie Mustelier and Corban Joseph singled. Add in some walks by Travis Hafner (two), Eduardo Nunez (two), and Jayson Nix (one), and that’s the offense right there. David Phelps allowed one run in four innings while Joba Chamberlain and Shawn Kelley threw perfect frames. Mark Montgomery allowed four of the five batters he faced to reach base (single, two walks, hit by pitch) and that’s pretty much it. Here is the box score and here is the rest from Tampa…

The Yankees are playing Cano and the rest of the Dominican Republic team tomorrow afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Hiroki Kuroda gets that start and the game will be available on YES and MLB Network (no local blackout).

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Robertson scratched from tonight's game, had trouble loosening up
2013 Season Preview: The Second Basemen
  • Winter

    For those who are interested, the DR team beat the Phillies 15-2 today. They had 28 (!) hits, including this 2-run home run by Cano.

    • Havok9120

      12 of those 28 were off Hamels. Yowzah.

      • MannyGeee

        i suspect teh V LO was to blame…

        #Pinedasayshi

    • Cano fan #1

      That guy in the video? That’s my guy.

      #dominicanteam
      #dominicanpower

  • Dirty mike and the boys

    Rondon Kelly and montgomery are very impressive.

  • forensic

    If I remember correctly one of the times I was actually able to listen to part of the game without falling asleep due to Singleton/Piniella, Girardi said Mo is definitely not pitching tomorrow and will instead pitch Saturday as you mention.

    It’s hilarious when teams act so paranoid and have starters not face divisional opponents, like the Blue Jays are thus going to be so surprised at what CC throws when he faces them the first time in the regular season.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      More superstition than anything else.

      I heard Girardi say Saturday as well.

      Loved Lou’s story as to Ichiro’s hitting to the opposite field in his first ST at-bat as a Mariner.

  • MannyGeee

    Eddie Murphy Raw has been on Spike TV alot lately. it goes from instant classic to merely watchable with all the bleeping… for shame

  • Robinson Tilapia

    We’re somewhat Open Thread-less, so here’s a little off-topic smidgen for the wrestling contingent…

    RIP Paul Bearer (or Percy Pringle to even older fans)

    • The Big City of Dreams

      R.I.P.

    • Pat D

      So sad. I remember seeing Paul Bearer for the first time and saying, “Isn’t that that Percy Pringle guy from USWA?”

      I wonder if CM Punk will make mention of this to antagonize the Undertaker. Guessing yes!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        He had a loooooong run in World Class/USWA. The Bearer character was genius, though.

        I wonder how many people here remember what The Undertaker’s original name was during his first appearances in character, or who his original manager was.

        I’m sure it’ll come up, but there will be limits. Bearer was a good friend of the WWE.

        • Pat D

          Well, I remember seeing in WWF Magazine he was referred to as “Kane the Undertaker” but I still don’t know if he ever wrestled under that name. When he came out at Survivor Series, with Brother Love as his manager, Ted DiBiase just called him “The Undertaker.”

  • Nutty the Squirrel

    RIP Hugo Chavez. Say what you like about him, obviously he’s done some good deeds and some bad, but those are quite dependent on perspective and personal opinion. Regardless, succumbing to cancer is a horrible way to go for anyone (except maybe genocidal leaders)

    • Bavarian Yankee

      RIP. tbh I liked him, always kinda reminded me of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. I often watched his interviews on Telesur, he was never afraid to let everybody know his true opinion.

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Nice test for Kuroda tomorrow. That line-up the DR throws out there is very unforgiving.

  • pat

    Phelps pitches with so much swagger and confidence. I love it.

  • gageagainstthemachine

    looking at that photo…I would say if Dan Johnson keeps trying to catch the ball bare handed while dving into the stands, we’ll be seeing his name added to the injury list any day now…
    (and for those that don’t get it…yes, it’s a joke….it’s obvious he’s a big soccer fan and is taking his crack at a diving header shot…in that case, he’ll stil be injured with a concussion)