Isn’t it weird most Spring Training games are played during the day, then everyone has to adjust their schedule for night games during the regular season? I’ve always thought it’s a little weird. Anyway, for the first time this spring, the Yankees are playing a televised night game. It’s their second night game of the spring overall, but this is the first one on television.
The fifth (and fourth, really) starter’s competition continues tonight as Domingo German will make his latest Grapefruit League appearance. He’s going to have to come out of the bullpen following some no-doubt big leaguers, however. Also, DJ LeMahieu’s crash course at third base continues. He’s looked pretty good there so far this spring, though it isn’t a big sample size. Here is the Tigers’ lineup and here are the players the Yankees will use tonight:
- SS Troy Tulowitzki
- RF Aaron Judge
- LF Giancarlo Stanton
- 1B Luke Voit
- DH Miguel Andujar
- 2B Gleyber Torres
- 3B DJ LeMahieu
- CF Brett Gardner
- C Austin Romine
RHP Masahiro Tanaka
Available Position Players: C Kellin Deglan, C Francisco Diaz, C Ryan Lavarnway, C Jorge Saez, 1B Mike Ford, IF Oswaldo Cabrera, IF Thairo Estrada, IF Kyle Holder, IF Gosuke Katoh, 1B/OF Ryan McBroom, OF Estevan Florial, OF Isiah Gilliam, OF Matt Lipka, OF Ben Ruta. Cabrera, Katoh, McBroom, Gilliam, and Ruta are all up from minor league camp.
Available Pitchers: RHP Dellin Betances, LHP Zack Britton, LHP Rex Brothers, RHP Domingo German, RHP Joe Harvey, RHP Tommy Kahnle, LHP Anderson Severino, LHP Stephen Tarpley. Severino is up from minor league camp for the day. No, he’s not related to Luis.
It is cloudy and cool in Tampa tonight. Not a bad night to spend at the ballpark. Tonight’s game will begin at 6:35pm ET and you can watch live on YES and MLB.tv. There are no MLB.tv blackouts in Spring Training. Enjoy the game.