Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grapefruit League Game 13-Houston Astros at New York Yankees

The New York Yankees will be playing under the lights for the first time this spring. They will take on the Houston Astros from George M. Steinbrenner Field. This is a game after a day off and the Yankees will have what should be their opening day lineup on the field. The lineup comes courtesy of Chad Jennings and his Lohud Yankees Blog. I have some pregame notes as well from the Yankees press notes. Here is the lineup first: Jeter(SS) Johnson(DH) Teixeira(1B) Rodriguez(3B) Cano(2B) Posada(C) Granderson(LF) Swisher(RF) Gardner(CF) Mariano Rivera will make his spring debut behind A.J. Burnett who should pitch about 4 innings tonight. I would look for Mo to appear in the 5th inning, he is going to start an inning so if Burnett comes out before the inning is over they will use Romulo Sanchez or Zack Segovia who are also scheduled to pitch. Phil Hughes is expected to pitch after Mo and he should go about 4 innings also so I don't think you will see both Segovia and Sanchez. They will just come in if someone doesn't finish an inning. The guys who are scheduled to come off of the bench are Jesus Montero(C), Jorge Vazquez(1B),Reegie Corona(2B), Eduardo Nunez(SS),Brandon Laird(3B),Colin Curtis(LF),Greg Golson(CF),Jaime Hoffman(RF) and Austin Romine(DH). In what is not a suprise Kevin Towers who was the former general manager of the San Diego Padres was officially introduced as the newest member of the Yankees front office. His official title is special assignment scout. Brian Cashman had this to say "Everyone knows that Kevin and I are the best of friends. But I am not in the business of hiring friends, this is all about business. I have a lot of friends, I just don't hire all of them. He is here for professional reasons, to make us better." You can read more on this at the Lohud Yankees Blog. I may have some other pregame notes in a little while.

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