Spring Training: 3/17/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Astros

Brett Gardner, LF
Curtis Granderson, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Raul Ibanez, DH
Andruw Jones, RF
Eric Chavez, 1B
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Francisco Cervelli, C

Hiroki Kuroda, RHP

Pregame Notes:

— First off, Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all (hence why I am writing the pre-game notes in green today).

— Eduardo Nunez is back in the lineup today after not playing since March 5. Nunez will wear a special glove that will protect the bruised portion of his hand. He went through batting practice with no problems today.

Austin Romine is playing catch today. It’s his first baseball activity since being shut down earlier in camp.

— For those of you anticipating Mariano Rivera yesterday and him never coming into the game, it wasn’t his fault. His name was accidentally added to the list of pitchers for the game. But Mo will come in the game today.

George Kontos who was out with a sore oblique is scheduled to pitch tomorrow.

Here is the list of pitchers that are scheduled to pitch today: Kuroda, Rivera, Wade, Logan, Betances, Cedeno, O’Connor, Kontos, Venditte

Here are the players that will make the trip tomorrow to Sarasota: 

HITTERS: Brett Gardner, Chris Dickerson, Colin Curtis, Cole Garner, Raul Ibanez, Justin Maxwell, Dewayne Wise, Robinson Cano, Doug Bernier, Bill Hall, Brandon Laird, Eduardo Nunez, Mark Teixeira, Jorge Vasquez, Russell Martin, Gustavo Molina, Jose Gil

PITCHERS: Cesar Cabral, Juan Cedeno, George Kontos, D.J Mitchell, Ivan Nova, Mike O’Connor, David Phelps, Clay Rapada

The game is at 1:05pm on YES Network! 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 17, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Watching the game, Cano just hit his first bomb of the spring, a sweet swing. It was on a down and in slider a killer spot for a pitcher to throw a lefty hitter. I always wondered why lefty hitters love that low inside pitch more than righty hitters?

    • Doug……that was an absolute bomb….think it left the stadium. Cano is an excellent breaking ball hitter because he keeps his weight back so well. He’s so fun to watch.

      • fishjam, this guy is one of the best 2nd basemen of all time!

        • No doubt Doug…..one of those few guys worth paying to see – both offensively and defensively.

          If I’m lucky enough to live til I’m Old Yankees age, I’ll be telling all the young whipper-snappers about his sweet swing and the incredible throws he made to 1B across his body while running in the opposite direction.

          • Fishjam…
            When you reach my age, the game will have changed as much to you as it already has to me. I can just see you talking about some of the stars of today…”how dare you compare xyz to Cano this is a different generation etc…..”!
            Have fun doing it, because those who have not seen, will never understand! 🙂

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