Brett Gardner LF
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Jorge Posada DH
Jesus Montero C
Jorge Vazquez 1B
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Brandon Laird 3B
Ramiro Pena SS
Freddy Garcia P
Garcia tries to impress. Colon is surprisingly giving Garcia a good run for his money so far.
Game on YES this afternoon. MLB.TV over the Internet has it too, and I believe MLB network will show it tape-delayed this evening.
Just want to add: Are you as excited about a “Killer B” appearance in Spring Training as I am? As regular readers know, I do update you daily, and as much as possible, not only on the Yankees games as the season goes along, but also on what’s happening in the minors. That way, you’ll be able to see how Betances and Banuelos are doing at AA Trenton (or SWB if called up), along with the rest of the Yanks’ top prospects.
. Available in the bullpen: Dellin Betances, Dave Robertson, Andrew Brackman, Robert Fish, Warner Madrigal, Romulo Sanchez, Daniel Turpen, Brian Anderson and Eric Wordekemper.
• Off the bench: C Gustavo Molina, 1B Jose Gil, 2B Kevin Russo, SS Doug Bernier, 3B Brad Suttle, LF Austin Krum, CF Melky Mesa, RF Jordan Paraz.
• There is no backup DH listed, suggesting the Yankees are going to let Posada get a full game of at-bats.
Looks like Betances and Brackman are going today. Killer B alert.
Garcia has a great outing. 9 up, 9 down with 2 K. Yanks lead after 3, 3-0. If Larry Takacs (an LVYFC member) is right when he says that lots of times, it takes someone one full season in NY to adjust, then Granderson is due for a big year. 2-run triple by Granderson, who scored on a Posada single.
Betances ok, not great today. 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 walk and 2 K. Yanks up after 5, 4-1. Vazquez had double, Nunez single and SB. Laird SF.
Yanks got one in sixth on Single by Nunez, SB, and Single by Pena to go up 5-1. Nunez trying to take backup infielder position from Pena, and had HBP, 2 singles and 3 SB today. Strange inning for David Robertson and Jesus Montero in 6th. Robertson struck out three, but one reached on wild pitch. 1 R, 1 H, 1 walk, 3 K and 2 wild pitches. 5-3. Brackman for the 7th. Scoreless inning, 1 H, 1 K. 5-3 yankees after 7.
Warner Madrigal pitched a scoreless 8th, one walk. Romulo Sanchez came in for the 9th and things got a little hairy. Walk, single and error loaded the bases. DP, run scored, then a popup.
Yanks win 5-4 and even their S.T. record at 5-5-2.