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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Open Thread – Spring Training Game 15

Today’s game against the Phillies is not on TV. I checked YES’s schedule, MLBN’s schedule and mlb.tv’s schedule and it’s not available on any of them. I also had someone else double check to make sure and I was right so we’re making this an open thread/game thread.

You can talk about the game if you’re able to keep track of it on Twitter or if you’re near a radio and listening to John and Suzyn on WFAN. If you are listening to the radio, provide us with play by play. (Kidding.)

Here’s the lineup you won’t be able to see:

Ellsbury 8
Gardner 7
Teixeira 3
McCann 2
Headley 5
ARod DH
Jones 9
Drew 4
Gregorius 6

Eovaldi 1

Or you can talk about whatever you want in this thread if you can’t keep track of the game. Just remember to be nice to your fellow IIATMS readers.

Enjoy the afternoon!

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Spring Training Games 4 and 5: Two games for the price of one!

I consumed one cup of coffee this morning and was still confused about the whole concept of a day-night split-squad event which is what the Yankees have today. Look, it’s Spring Training for all of us.

The first game is against the Phillies in Clearwater at 1:05 p.m. and the second is at home tonight against the Pirates at 7:05 p.m. The afternoon game against Philly will be televised but not until 9 p.m. on MLB Network.

Here’s the lineup for the first game:

Gregorius SS
Headley 3B
Drew 2B
Teixeira 1B
Bird DH
Sanchez C
Flores LF
Judge RF
Heathcott CF

Mitchell RHP

As for the second game, Carlos Beltran is scheduled to make his debut in right field, Alex Rodriguez will be DHing again and Chris Capuano is scheduled to start. Feel free to discuss that happenings in that game, if you have the means to watch or listen to it, in this thread as well.

Enjoy!

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Spring Training Game 1 Recap: NYY 5 PHI 5

Adam Warren

Courtesy of the AP

The Yankees opened their Spring Training 2015 game schedule this afternoon, giving us our first look at live Yankee baseball in over 5 months.  Obviously expectations were low given the situation, but there was a little extra excitement on the Yankee side thanks to the high number of top current and former organizational prospects playing in today’s game.  A couple of those top prospects had big moments in the game too, so that was pretty sweet from a fan perspective.

It’s still very early, the players are still more focused on getting in game shape than actually performing, and so I think it’s only fair that those same rules apply to ST game recaps.  I’m just trying to get back in the right game recap timing again, you know?  Still getting the feel for my game recap stuff back.  To make sure I don’t over-exert and strain anything, I’m gonna cover the rest of this bad boy in bullet points.…

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Open Thread: There’s a game happening but you can’t watch it yet

Pro: Baseball will be played today.
Con: You won’t be able to watch it live on TV without the MLB.tv which if you have it, good for you. I currently can’t afford it.

But just in case you want to discuss what’s happening in Clearwater this afternoon, feel free to use this thread. I’ll be keeping track via tweets from the beat writers. How exciting.

Here’s the lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Chris Young RF
Garrett Jones 1B
Jose Pirela 2B
Austin Romine C
Kyle Roller DH
Jonathan Galvez 3B
Nick Noonan SS

Adam Warren SP

The game will be shown on MLB Network tonight at 9 p.m.

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Weekend open thread: Wash out

Today was a wash out down in Tampa which means everything that was supposed to happen today will happen tomorrow. That includes Michael Pineda throwing live batting practice, among others. Manager Joe Girardi had planned an intrasquad game for tomorrow but that will be pushed back to Monday.

Other than that it was a quiet day because media is not allowed in the indoor batting cages which is where guys were because of the rain. Maybe that was a good thing? No more questions about Al from Miami.

Anyway, here is your open thread. Feel free to discuss whatever you like. Oh, and since Brad likes these so much, here’s another picture for you to caption.

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

I’ll start it off, “You put your left foot in and you shake it all about.”

Enjoy!

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Friday afternoon and evening open thread: 2/20/15

Good afternoon. This will be your open thread for all things Yankees, if you so choose.

Earlier today, Joe Girardi addressed the media and answered a whole bunch of questions about the upcoming season. The final tally, courtesy of Jack Curry of the YES Network: 35 questions and seven of them were about Alex Rodriguez. Not bad. I was expecting much worse.

So what did Girardi say? Well, he said the word excited many times:

  • He’s excited to see how the season plays out.
  • He’s excited about the new guys.
  • He’s excited that the team has a bunch of younger guys.
  • He’s excited to see if Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran will be healthy and have bounce back seasons.
  • He hopes to see a bounce back season from Brian McCann as well.
  • He also hopes that the offense won’t be so dependent on Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner.
  • He said the middle of the lineup is important.
  • He’s excited to see what the rotation does.
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Presidents’ Day Open Thread

Happy Presidents’ Day!

In case you hadn’t heard the news, Josh Pettitte, son of Andy, announced on Twitter that the Yankees will be honoring his dad on August 23rd. Pettitte’s number will be retired and he will receive a plaque in Monument Park. We’ve heard rumblings that Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams will be next so pretty soon, the Yankees will only have players with numbers higher than 50. Maybe they’ll start using fractions and/or decimals.

Not everyone had the same reaction to the Pettitte news. Ex-Yankee Chuck Knoblauch tweeted this gem after the news about Pettitte’s number retirement began to spread:

Meow.

As you may recall, Knoblauch was named in the Mitchell Report and seems to be lashing out about how Pettitte’s admission of HGH usage has been swept under the rug while Knoblauch, who also admitted to using, is viewed as a pariah.…

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Thursday Night Open Thread: 1/29/15

Another slow day in Yankeeland as we click them off on our way to pitchers and catchers reporting.  The prospect thing is still going strong though, and today’s big news was Keith Law’s top 100 MLB prospects list on ESPN.  I still haven’t decided whether I think Greg Bird being ranked 80th or Luis Severino not at all is the bigger mistake, but they’re both pretty bad.

Feel free to continue to discuss Severino, Bird, the top 100, the Yankee farm system in general, how very, very good the starts to the new seasons of “Archer” and “Justified” have been. or anything else that tickles your collective fancies here.  And for members of the Greg Bird Fan Club, official or unofficial, you’ll be happy to know that I made some major progress on my quest to get his name updated on his Baseball-Reference page.  B-R actually tweeted back at me today and I politely explained the problem to them.  So far no dice on the update, but if you’d like to help that cause, feel free to join the fight and let them know how critical it is that the name be updated.…

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