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.
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. Ellsbury will probably be out tomorrow as well as the team will traveling to play Atlanta in Disney.
Here's the Blue Jays lineup:
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The game will also be shown on MLB Network at 7 p.m.