Spring Training: 3/12/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Astros:

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Eric Chavez 1B
Francisco Cervelli C
Dewayne Wise LF
Cole Garner RF
Brandon Laird 3B

Pitching Matchup:

Hiroki Kuroda (0-1, 13.50 ERA) vs. Kyle Weiland (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Pregame Notes:

David Robertson had the boot on and off today and says that his foot is “feeling good”.

“It feels much better, I don’t have any of that soreness I was having in the middle of my foot. … I’m hoping to go play catch today. I don’t know what they’ll say.”

The expectation was to have Robertson off the boot today, but that will be up to the trainer.

Eduardo Nunez will not take batting practice today but he will take batting practice tomorrow. He says that he feels good enough to play though and hopes to get into tomorrow’s game.

— Today’s pitching lineup for today: Hiroki Kuroda, Rafael Soriano, Dellin Betances, Juan Cedeno, Cesar Cabral, Ryan Pope, Mike O’Connor, Chase Whitley and David Phelps

— the Yankees are slated to play the Nationals later this week and the Nationals starter is…Chien-Ming Wang.

The game is on Astros radio today and first pitch is at 7:05pm.

Enjoy the game!

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 12, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. looking forward to seeing Phelps stat line.

  2. I’d like to see Kuroda put together a good 3 or so innings again the Astros this evening. Keeping up the good efforts by the starters the past few games.

    Also would like to see Cabral build on his good relief outing the other day. Keeping his hopes alive of heading north come April.

    • edit should be: “against” NOT again.

    • i will second those thoughts

    • It;s still too early for me, half the players these pitchers are facing are not going to be on the roster at the end of spring. I don’t put too much stock in spring training for pitchers. They are still trying to build innings up and work on pitches. Kuroda is a veteran pitcher with good stuff, command, and deception, his splitter will be his K pitch just like Garcia.

  3. Hopefully D-Rob comes off of the boot soon.

  4. Soriano struggled tonight. Kuroda was much better tonight then his previous outing.

    • I thought Kuroda pitched well last outing, he only threw one bad pitch, the other hits were the luck factor of ( BABIP), a couple of dinks. This guy is a veteran pitcher with a mean splitter. I also like the movement on his fastball. Last year he had a K/9 of 7.17 and a BB/9 of 2.18 which is excellent. Rather than go by spring training I like going by the body of work.

  5. Cabral’s in the game top of the 6th,

  6. Now let’s see what Betances has.

  7. Good outing for Betances 2 Innings 1 hit and 2K’s. I am not sure how many of you are listening. It’s only the Pirates broadcast. They are brutal. I never thought I’d say this but I miss Susan and Sterling.

    • This spring training has been a major confidence builder for the killer B’s.

      • Sure has though. Even though the are going against players they normally face. Betances was going against all minor league guys.

      • Doug we are missing one of the killer B’s(Brackman).I think Manny is going to be a stud and I have heard from scouts that comp him to Bad Teddy HIGERRA.Mattingly gave him that name
        IMO Betances will end up in the pen.He could be a dominator coming out of the pen throwing gas.

        • Ballpark, you could be right, Backman is pitching for Cinncy this spring, not doing too well. The Yanks are counting on Man Ban being the 5th starter next year.

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