Saturday morning Yankees news and notes: 3/2/12

Happy Saturday, Yankee fans. Here’s some news and notes for you.

First up, today’s lineup against the Tigers:

Gardner CF
Ichiro RF
Cano 2B
Teixeira 1B
Youkilis 3B
Hafner DH
Diaz LF
Nix SS
Stewart C

Nova RHP

The pitchers also scheduled to pitch in today’s game are: Rapada, Aardsma, Kelley, Montgomery, Daley and Rondon. Out of that list I’m most interested in seeing Aardsma, Kelley and Montgomery. Aardsma because he’s coming back from his arm surgery, Kelley because he’s the new guy and Montgomery because I want to see what the fuss is about.

According to Chad Jennings of the Lohud Yankees Blog, Melky Mesa has pulled out of the WBC.

And here are some links about the Yankees for you to peruse this morning:

  • In this piece by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, it seems some Yankee fans are still not ready to accept Kevin Youkilis into their Yankee fan arms. My advice to them is to get over it and stop acting like petulant children.
  • George King of the New York Post writes about Eduardo Nunez and his new arm motion. The Yankees realized something needed to change and that it wasn’t his range, it was his throwing arm. Well, yes.
  • More Nunez, he tweeted this message late last night: “God bless me on this new season so I can show people that talk bad about me that they are wrong!” Take that, haters.
  • Phil Hughes may throw as soon as tomorrow and may be back and pitching by March 14. Hooray!
  • Dave D’Alessandro of the Star-Ledger writes about Robinson Cano‘s 2013 and the expectations Cano will be facing as he inches toward his new contract.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday morning Yankees news and notes: 3/2/12

  1. Nova looked good today. But I temper that with the fact neither Prince, V-Mart or Carbrera were in the line up. BTW, Gardner is having a heck of an early spring training and that is definitely a very good sign.

  2. Both Phelps and Nova have had good initial ST outings. Lets hope the strong competition continues. That will benefit both the players and the Yankees.