Spring Training: 3/3/12 Lineup

Spring Training: 3/3/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Phillies:

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Raul Ibanez, DH
Eric Chavez, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Bill Hall, 2B
Jayson Nix, 3B 

Starting Pitching:

Ivan Nova (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

Pregame Notes:

— Andruw Jones who didn’t get a start yesterday or today will get the start in the OF tomorrow vs. a right hander (The Philly that has not been named).

— CC Sabathia & Michael Pineda are throwing in the bullpen today at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

— Some of the position players that stayed behind will get drills in. They will work in 2 groups.

Group 1: Robinson Cano, Francisco Cervelli, Derek Jeter, Andruw Jones

Group 2: Colin Curtis, Gustavo Molina, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira

— 6 pitchers are expected to pitch today: Ivan Nova, David Phelps, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, Cesar Cabral & Michael O’Connor. The Yankees also brought in Chase Whitley, D.J Mitchell, Juan Cedeno & Clay Rapada just in case.

— Phil Hughes threw a simulated game today and Hiroki Kuroda is expected to throw a simulated game as well vs. Brandon Laird & Zoilo Almonte.

Enjoy the game guys!

About Delia E.

Delia Enriquez is the managing editor of Yankees Fans Unite. She enjoys analyzing the New York Yankees whether it be their pitching, roster or their manager. You can follow her on twitter @dfiregirl4 for more tweets, analysis and opinion on the Yankees.

Posted on March 3, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Gardner leading off. That’s it Jeter isn’t going to get that spot back. hahha I kid i kid. I’m sure Nova goes only two innings.

    Hopefully not many hits. Anyone who watches this game (I’m stuck at work). please update in the comments how Ibanez looks at the plate.

  2. I see from the box score that Ibanez has a double and an RBI already.

  3. ugh nova giving up a homerun. Hopefully just working on new pitches.

    • Matt….
      It was one of those wide blowen HRs. very strong wide blowing out. 3 – 2 Yankees.

      • Was the Granderson homerun wind blown as well?

        • Yes it was matt. Deep fly-ball to left that the wind carried out.
          One shot that was NOT wind-blown…..Cole Garner’s 3-Run HR was a blast! He’s one kid that has looked impressive today. Hit 2 bullets…..one a line-drive double that short-hopped the fence in LF and a mammoth HR right down the LF-line.

          Results don’t mean much at all but I like his mechanics at the plate. he has a wide base and shifts his weight well without striding. Cleared his hips well and turned on 2 pitches for hard etra base hits. Curious to see what Ballpark thinks of him.

  4. For me spring training is a chance to see the young players, at this point the starters are just trying to get in pitching shape. It will be nice to see the killer B’s and Phelps pitch, but I don’t put much stock in early spring training. Bill Hall could be a good utility man for the Yanks. He did well in that role for the Sox.

    • I hear ya it’s not that I will get pissed if they lose. I’m looking forward to see D.J. Mitchell get some innings. I saw him pitch in Scranton last year he impressed me. He took charge and was a no nonsense pitcher.

  5. Phelps looked good, Baneuols OK, Betances is struggling.

  6. Betances was all over the place….clearly rusty. Was only throwing Fastballs.

    Gary Sanchez had a tough time handling him and doesn’t look comfortable to me as a Catcher. I would give that guy an OF or 1B mitt right now. He’s gonna hit enough to play anywhere and I think he has enough athleticism to play a corner OF spot.

  7. I missed Phelps….wil try to catch the replay at 8pm tonight.
    Manny B. was OK.

  8. Betances command will be his achillies heal in AAA. He has to learn how to repeat his motion and become more refined. This has been his problem in the minors so far. He is kind of like AJ he has the stuff to pitch in the majors, it’s just a matter of being consistant with his pitches.

  9. This has been a really good Spring Training game. Best part? Gardner scared Papelbon off the mound with a pop-up. Yes, we shall watch Papelbon cower in fear.

    Oh and Granderson’s HR…Priceless. 🙂

  10. uyf1950….how are you doing? Can I offer a couple of observations on your posts? Thanks, I will…… Please stop apologizing, and asking for forgiveness…YOU did nothing wrong. Your work is good, you have to explain nothing. But, your big mistake is leaving your thoughts out in the open, where all can see. The latest one…ie: Ballpark does not like my opinion, or you think he does not like you. You keep doing that, and your bones will be picked clean.
    You are talented, smart, and considerate. That’s all you need.
    If I did not like you, I would of remained silent. Take care of yourself, you’ll be fine.

    • Patrick, I’m doing well. I appreciate your thoughts and concern, But take my word for it I’m more than capable of going 15 rounds with anyone in a verbal confrontation on this or any blog. I just choose not to here. I have a lot of respect for what Matt and the others are trying to accomplish with this blog. A place for Yankees fans to share their opinions without a lot of rhetoric that is more suited for political debates then a Yankees blog.
      Enjoy the rest of the weekend and take care.

      • UYF,let me start by saying none of this is personal.As far as rhetoric goes you are the king,your posts are too long to read at times and way too long too respond.You shadow one of the best baseball minds going today in Fishjam and dissect his every word.Thats the reason I have at times offended you.You made some derrogatory comments towards me and I can see why you would say that but none of the bloggers that have known over the years would say that .
        Last question with all that you have written and its quite alot,I still don’t have a feeling for what you know about Baseball?
        UYF YOU are probably right that you could win in a debate but when it comes to Baseball your not even in the same ballpark.

        • ugh does this matter. This is like being kids and saying my daddy can beat up your daddy.

          Let the baseball talk just happen without taking digs.

  11. Cesar Cabral looks like he could help the Yanks as a situational lefty, his fastball moves, he has a change, and good curve. Overall the young pitchers looked good with the wind blowing out all day long.

    • Cabral was very impressive in winter ball.

      • Matt, both of us pretty much have been saying since he was picked up and pitched winter ball that we thought he could be a welcome addition as the 2nd lefty if the Yankees decided to head north with 2.

    • Cabral has a shot. He has a 3/4 arm angle that makes him tough. His change up is a good pitch but that’s more for RH batters which he won’t face a lot. He’s got to show a better breaking ball. He threw a couple that were decent but to me it’s clearly his 3rd pitch and one that needs work to effectively get big Major Lg LH-hitters out.

      TBay brought in a bunch of lefty hitters this yr and Boston has some really good lefty hitters so a 2nd lefty would be a nice luxury.

  12. Matt and uyf, I’m not sure the Yanks really need a lefty out of the pen, since Mo, Robertson, and Soriano can all get leftys out. Joba also when he comes back. It’s more of a book move than needed with the Yanks.

    • I agree with you. We don’t really need another lefty since we have Mo, So & Robertson. But…one small thing. Joe Girardi shouldn’t put Michael O’Connor in the 9th inning again. Seeing him give up 3 runs in the 9th scared the living daylights out of me.

    • I think if the Yankees can break camp with a lefty they have confidence in they will take him north. After all the Yankees only have 2 lefties on their roster as of today (CC and Logan). I don’t think a decent 2nd lefty would hurt.

  13. uyf, I think the Yanks break camp with Mo,Robertson, Soriano, Garcia, Wade, and Logan. I would be surprised to see another lefty.

    • Doug, I see them adding another relief pitcher. I agree with the 6 you have listed. But add those to the 5 starting pitchers remaining (CC, Nova, Pineda, Kuroda and Hughes) that means they head north with just 11 pitchers. Usually a team has 12 pitchers on the 25 man active roster. I realize they has some options in Triple A (Warren, etc…) but if by some chance they have to move Garcia in your example to the rotation because of an injury heading north with just the 6 you mention is going to put the bullpen under a hige strain. I know Joba is expected back sometime in June or early July but if they don’t keep Cabral on the 25 man roster as a rule 5 player they have to return him. That’s why I think if he performs well during spring training he’ll stay around.

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