Spring Training: 3/20/12 Lineup

Lineup vs. Pirates

Curtis Granderson, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Andruw Jones, DH
Russell Martin, C
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Brett Gardner, LF

RHP Michael Pineda

Pregame Notes

— The Yankees are putting out almost their everyday lineup. One key person that’s missing: Derek Jeter. Jeter was scratched from the lineup today and now Joe Girardi believes that Jeter will now wait until Friday before he gets into a game.

— Today, Andy Pettitte was scheduled to arrive at Yankees camp to warm up and throw a bullpen session. He’ll address the media at 6pm today and he will get back his lucky #46!

https://twitter.com/#!/eboland11/status/182178077567234048

https://twitter.com/#!/BryanHoch/status/182182297699762177

— Also, the Yankees now have a replacement for YES Network correspondent Kim Jones. Meredith Marakovits will be the new YES Yankees Clubhouse reporter. Here’s a tweet from Kim Jones herself:

— Tonight’s game is on YES Network at 7pm so make sure to tune in!

Enjoy the game everyone!

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 20, 2012, in Game Threads and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. nice to see a lineup of the regulars. The season is getting closer.

  2. It looks like most all the teams regular starters are going 5 innings. I’m assuming that’s what’s expected of Pineda tonight. Will he be able to turn up his FB a notch above his last outing of 91-92?

  3. Can’t wait to watch this game…..almost full Yankee lineup and it will be my first extended look at Pineda. I’ve seen all of his highlights 100 times but that only tells you so much. Excited to see how he looks.

  4. After a less then inspiring 1st inning, Pineda strikes out the side in the 2nd inning.

    • Pineda is a work in progress with alot of ability. If he learns to get his secondary pitches over the plate and stays ahead on the count he will be fine. I would put Nova and Hughes in the same catagory.

      • Doug…
        I think your first line told the story of almost every pitcher in the majors!
        The one word I try never to use is “IF” and I say, I try not to use it. The word is like “I hope” or “I wish” or “If I had been 6’3″…that is one I like the best!
        Bottom line is, Nova and Hughes, we know about them and what they can do. Pineda is new and I am a bit surprised with his style, it seems very raged and out of control at times. I need to watch him more and see if this is his way of pitching. I know I am not getting my thought across well but, it takes me a few games to read a pitcher well enough to give the bast report I can, or worse…which ever! 🙂

  5. Just got home now. looks like A-rod had a good game.

    • Arod’s last at bat is troublesome.HE swung and missed at 3 FB ‘S right down the middle.94-93-96,
      Even if healthy he will have trouble with hard throwers.His big leg kick and his swing tends to get a little long,
      At 37 and 3 years of regression his stats will not improve .He is a low 800 ops guy unless he bucks the trend .
      If Arod chooses to hit for a higher avg his power will diminish if he stays long with his swing he will hit for more power.IMO he can’t do both at this stage of his career.
      Version 1- 290-19-95
      version 2-260-28-94
      Both of these numbers are if healthy.The big difference will be strikeouts,high avg Arod will cut down on the K’s.
      Last spring after seeing Arod play I picked him to win the MVP,HE HAD LOST WEIGHT AND A YEAR REMOVED FROM HIS HIP SURGERY I thought he was going to put up his last monster year.Man was I wrong!!!!!!!
      Having gone through open heart surgery to have a valve replaced last summer your never the same after they cut you open.The recovery that an elite athelete needs to compete at their sport can never truely be obtained.I’m sure Arod has days that his hip bothers him.Age + injury = regression.
      Arod with all his money and resources can’t fight father time.Germany tells me he’s not recovered,
      I’m, not buying it on Arod being anything close to what he was,can he help ? probably if the expectations are cut and he is given plenty of time off.

      • Ballpark,

        This is a very interesting assessment of Arod.
        Which version of Arod would you prefer?

      • ballpark, I totally disagree, A-Rod basically won the game for the Yanks yeasterday. To make those assumptions with one at bat isn’t fair. The Yanks have been holding most of the starters out of games none them are ready for the season yet. All players are different, I heard Pinella talking to O’ Neil the other day, and he said, he could always hit the fastball even when he was getting older. O’Neil said he couldn’t. Remember A-Rod hit 16 HRs and 65 RBIs last year in 95 games while playing hurt for at least 3 weeks. I still think 30/100 will not be out of the question for him this year. Immortals don’t decline at the same rate as other players, look at Jeter last year everyone was counting him out, and he came back from injury doing pretty well.

        • Doug I don’t look at results in spring ,I look at actions .Arod looked overmatched against that power FB.Arod’s a big legg kick guy and he needs to get the front foot down or he will get beat.
          I have been to clinics that KLONG HAS BEEN AT AND HAVE SPOKEN TO HIM SEVERAL TIMES.He works quite a bit trying to shorten up Arods swing.
          Doug I looked at all the great hitters in baseball history and 36 is the dropdead number on 90% of them like all rules there are exceptions.Bonds because off the Roids cannot be compared.Take a look on Baseball REFR. COM FOR YOURSELF ITS PRETTY COMPELLING

  6. Maxwell is quietly have a good spring.

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