Saturday, February 28, 2009

Yankees vs. Twins

As you probably already know, the Yankees are playing the Minnesota Twins today. Joba Chamberlain is making his first appearance this spring, but don't expect the big guy to be lights out, last year it took him a few games to get his arm strength built back up to where it normally is at.

Anyway, here's today's lineup via Pete Abraham...

Damon LF
Jeter SS
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Molina C
Duncan DH
Cabrera CF

Pitching today: Joba Chamberlain followed by Igawa, Dunn, Veras, Giese and others.

I'll be back later with updates during the game, but how bout Brett Gardner? So far he's been blowing Melky Cabrera out of the water in every single way: hitting, fielding, base running... and i'm happy about this.

Update 1:22: Like i said, don't expect much of the lights out Joba we're accustomed to seeing, he's averaging 88 MPH on his fastball, 2-0 Twins after a double by Jason Kubel.

Update 1:31: Teixeira just crushed a fastball from Liriano to right field for a double, 2nd and 3rd with 1 out for A-rod.

Update 1:32: Alex Rodriguez hits a sac fly to deep left, seems like Michael Kay is a bit off today, he thought that was a homerun, Nick Swisher up now. 2-1 Twins.

Update 1:45:
Carlos Gomez just teed off on Dan Giese, solo shot to left. 3-2 Twins.

Update 1:54: Sac fly by Jeter, and both teams are in the "21 club" ... according to Michael Kay. 3-3 tie game, going to the top of the 3rd now.

Update 2:18: Just updating the score here, appears to be 6-3 Twins, Dan Giese got roughed up in the 3rd, going to the top of the 4th now with Jose Veras on the hill.

Update 3:00: Boy, camera angles and sound affects can even make a television show about cutting down trees look mildly interesting... i promise you i will not be watching that show however (Axe men).

Update 3:09: Kei Igawa is rocking his sun glasses, as usual. 6-3 Twins top 7.

Update 3:48: Sean Henn on the hill for the Twins who just gave up an infield single to Jesus Montero, i've got to go for now, but the score is 7-3 in the bottom of the 9th, 0 outs 1 man on. A-Jax up now.

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