Spring Training Game 24: Yankees vs. Mets

In the first installment of “the Mets and Yankees play a meaningless Spring Training game that’s blown out of proportion by Mets fans,” the Mets won the game handily. The game was also in Port St. Lucie, the Yankees didn’t have all of their regulars make the longish bus trip east and the Mets had Matt Harvey pitching. Today’s game is in Tampa, Masahiro Tanaka is pitching and guess what? It still doesn’t count, so calm down.

Here are your lineups:

METS
Lagares CF
Tejada SS
Duda 1B
Mayberry LF
Nieuwenhuis RF
d’Arnaud C
Monell DH
Reynolds 2B

Montero P

YANKEES
Gardner CF
Headley 3B
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez DH
Jones LF
Drew 2B
Gregorius SS
Murphy C

#TANAK P

It looks like Tanaka will be your Opening Day starter (if you care about that sort of thing) and Adam Warren may have locked up the fifth starter job according to GM Brian Cashman.

We’re getting closer to real baseball, you guys!…

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Spring Training Game 23: Yanks vs Tigers

Here’s your game thread. The game is on YES at 7 p.m. and the Yankees are facing the Tigers.

Lineups:
YANKEES
Gardner CF
Headley 3B
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
McCann C
A-Rod DH
Drew 2B
Young LF
Gregorius SS

Rogers P

TIGERS
Gose CF
Kinsler 2B
Cabrera DH
J. Martinez RF
Cespedes LF
Avila C
Castellanos 3B
Romine 1B
Iglesias SS

Sanchez P

Enjoy!

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Spring Training Game 22: Yanks vs. Nats

Happy Monday. The Yankees will be facing off against the Washington Nationals today.

It seems the weather in Viera where the Nats play isn’t too nice at the moment and there’s a chance the game will be delayed or possibly canceled. – TARP’S COMING OFF (12:28 P.M.) – If it’s not delayed or postponed in any way, you can watch it on MLB Network with coverage beginning at 1 p.m.

Here’s the Yankees’ lineup:
Gardner LF
Young CF
McCann C
Jones 1B
Murphy DH
Ryan SS
Judge RF
Refsnyder 2B
Noonan 3B

Mitchell P

Here’s the Nats’ lineup:
Escobar 2B
Desmond SS
Harper RF
Zimmerman 1B
Ramos C
C.Robinson LF
Taylor CF
Ward 3B

Fister P

The Nats announced this morning that Max Scherzer, their latest and greatest free agent acquisition, will be starting on Opening Day. The Yankees still haven’t announced anything. We may not even have to tell you their decision because depending on the choice, it’s possible you will hear the collective groan from your house if it’s anyone other than Masahiro Tanaka.…

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Spring Training Game 21: CC vs. Harvey

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Get excited, everyone! We get to watch Matt Harvey pitch this afternoon! But not you, CC Sabathia. You don’t care about facing Harvey.

When asked yesterday if he had seen Harvey pitch, Sabathia apparently yawned according to the beat writers and then said, “Not really. I saw he started the All-Star Game and stuff, but no, sorry.” He was then asked if he was excited to see Harvey pitch, which seems like a silly question after he yawned in response to the previous one, and he said, “He’s not on my team. I’m curious to see how Tanaka looks. That’s my guy.”

You tell ‘em, CC. Although no offense to Sabathia, I am excited to see Matt Harvey pitch because the dude is really good.

As for our yawning, indifferent big man, his health is paramount in this start. Honestly, I feel like he can get lit up for six runs in two innings but if his knee feels fine in the morning, I will be okay with it.…

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Game Thread: Spring Training Game 20

There’s your starting lineup for this afternoon’s game against the Houston Astros.  It’s mostly regulars with the exception of Austin Romine getting the start at DH.  If that doesn’t scream “auditioning a guy for potential trade partners” then I don’t know what does.

Here’s your game thread for those who are watching.  I honestly have no idea what network the game is on, so if you do, feel free to educate the masses.

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Open Thread – Spring Training Game 19: Yanks at Tigers

The Yankees are in Lakeland to face off against the Tigers and it won’t be on YES, MLB Network or on MLB.tv. The game won’t even be on the radio as far as I know. So if you can’t see or hear a game, does it really happen?

Anyway, here’s the lineup you won’t see or hear:
Gardner CF
Ryan SS
McCann C
Rodriguez DH
Jones 1B
Young RF
Pirela 3B
Refsnyder 2B
Flores LF

Warren P

Feel free to discuss the game (I’m sure the beat writers will live tweet the game), college basketball or anything else that’s happening this afternoon that you can watch or can’t watch.

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Spring Training Game 18 – Playing the Phillies again

It’s another night game for the Yankees and this time they’re home, they’re playing the Phillies and it’s on YES! Hooray!

Here are your lineups.

YANKEES
Gregorius SS
Drew 2B
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
Headley 3B
ARod DH
Romine C
Flores LF
Heathcott CF

Rogers P

PHILLIES
Revere CF
Galvis SS
Utley DH
Howard 1B
Ruiz C
Brown RF
Asche 3B
Sizemore LF
Hernandez 2B

Harang P

Enjoy!

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Open thread – Spring Training Game 17

The Yankees are in Lake Buena Vista to play the Braves tonight but the game is not being shown live on YES. Boo! It will be on MLB Network but tape delayed and at 11 p.m. Or if you’re one of those lucky people with mlb.tv, you can watch it live on your computer!

All is not lost.

Anyway, #TANAK is pitching and it’s his second outing of the season. Let’s hope it goes as well as start number one.

Here’s your lineup:
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira DH
Garrett Jones 1B
Stephen Drew 2B
Chris Young RF
Didi Gregorius SS
Jose Pirela LF

Enjoy!

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Spring Training Game 16 – The return of CC Sabathia

I forgot how annoying the Sunday day game to Tuesday night game layover was so a big thanks to MLB and the Yankees for reminding me.

Tonight, the Yankees will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. But more importantly, we will see CC Sabathia take the mound for the first time against opposing players this Spring. And we will actually see it because the game will be shown on YES. Sabathia is a big question mark in the rotation this year and a start where he isn’t pounded for seven runs in three innings and his velocity isn’t below 90 the whole time would be a very nice thing. While I realize we shouldn’t expect too much from him his first time out, it would be a nice surprise if he does well.

Here’s your lineup:
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Garrett Jones DH
Chris Young CF
Stephen Drew 2B
Didi Gregorius SS

CC Sabathia LHP

You will notice that Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup and that is due to a “mild, mild, mild, mild right (abdominal) strain.” That’s what Joe Girardi called it and he added that the doctor didn’t seem to be too concerned about it.…

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