Spring Training Game 27: Twins at Yankees

I felt I needed to warm up a bit for the regular season, so here is my first game post of 2010. The Yankees will be taking on the Twins at George M. Steinbrenner Field today. Here is the the lineup via Chad Jennings:

SS Derek Sanderson Jeter

DH Marcus Markley Thames

C Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta

3B Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

RF Nicholas Thompson Swisher

CF Curtis Granderson

LF Brett M. Gardner

2B Ramiro Peña Gauna

1B Juan Miguel Miranda

SP Phillip J. Hughes

First start as a member of the rotation

This will be Hughes’ first start since being named the 5th starter. Hopefully he still will throw his newly developed changeup a lot.

Teixeira recovering

The other day Mark Teixeira got hit on the elbow by a pitch, he immediately left the game, but tests showed he just had a elbow contusion, a fancy term for a bruise. Chad Jennings reports that Teixeira is scheduled to take batting practice today, which seems like a sign that he is feeling okay.

Aceves ailing

Alfredo Aceves has been hampered by back issues lately. If you recall he missed time last season will back issues as well. For now he is considered day-to-day, but a trip to the DL has not been ruled out. If Aceves is placed on the DL, Boone Logan would be the likely pitcher to replace Aceves in the bullpen.

Switch pitcher steals the show

Yesterday the Yankees called up pitcher Pat Venditte, who is known for his ability to pitch with both arms. Venditte got to face the Braves yesterday, and apparently he “stole the show“.

Opening Day is just 4 days away!

2 thoughts on “Spring Training Game 27: Twins at Yankees

  1. Phil Hughes will make his first start of the regular season on April 15 but he will have two extended Spring Training starts on April 5 and 10 Chris!

  2. And one other thing Francisco Cervelli got a grade 1 strain of his left hamstring! Curtis Granderson will be the starting centerfielder and Brett Gardner will be the starting leftfielder on Opening Day!

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