Saturday, March 1, 2008

First Spring Training Game: Yankees at Phillies

I know they played USF yesterday, but that didn't count. This one... also doesn't count, but it still counts more than yesterday. Anyway, here are the lineups, courtesy of Pete Abe:

Yankees at Phillies, 1:05 PM

Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Shelley Duncan 1B
Morgan Ensberg DH
Jose Molina C
Greg Porter LF
Chris Woodward 2B

Chien-Ming Wang (2 innings)
Darrell Rasner (1-2 innings)
Chris Britton (1)
Jon Albaladejo (1)
Heath Phillips (1)
Dan Giese (1)
Ross Ohlendorf (1)

Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Pat Burrell DH
Geoff Jenkins RF
Greg Dobbs 3B
Chris Snelling LF
Carlos Ruiz C

Adam Eaton
Chad Durbin
Ryan Madson
Clay Condrey
Tom Gordon

The game is not on YES. You can see it on MLB.TV or via gameday, or on TV if you live in Philadelphia. Tomorrow's game, however, will be on YES at 1:15.

Update 1:42- Through two innings now, and the Yankees lead 3-0 on a Shelley Duncan 3-run homer. Wang is done for the day with a line of: 2 IP, 1 Hit, No runs, No walks and a Strikeout.

Update 1:52- 5-0 now, top of the third. Shelley Duncan doubled home Jeter and Abreu, and has 5 RBI. I guess he wants to make the team.

Update 2:12- 5-1 after three. Rasner gave up two hits and two walks. Chase Utley drove in the rune. We'll see if Rasner goes another inning.

Update 2:27- After four, still 5-1. Rasner was replaced by the lefty, Billy Traber, who put the Phillies down 1-2-3 on a grounder and two flyouts. The Yankees went down in order in the top of the inning.

Update 2:38- Clay Condrey pitching the top of the fifth for the Phils, as A-Rod goes deep off of him. Jeter singled and stole second earlier in the inning, but was then picked off of second.

Update 2:44- Some subs: Eduardo Nunez replaces Jeter at short, Marcos Vechionacci replaces A-Rod at third, and Jason Lane replaces Abreu in right. Chris Britton pitching, and he gave up a leadoff double to Carlos Ruiz followed by a Rollins grounder through the legs of Chris Woodward, scoring Ruiz.

Update 2:52- Britton recovered, and leaves the game after five with one hit and one unearned run in an inning.

Update 2:55- More subs after the Yanks are retired in order in the top of the sixth. Jesus takes over the catching duties, Austin Jackson in center for Gardner, Tabata in left for Porter, and Betemit at first for Duncan, who played a hell of a game.

Update 3:06- Heath Phillips throws a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out two. On to the seventh.

Update 3:39- Top eight now, Eric Duncan in to play first, and in his first career Spring Training at-bat, Jesus Montero went deep. Jonathan Albaladejo pitched the bottom of the seventh, putting up a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts. Dan Giese will pitch the bottom of the eighth.

Update 3:48- Dan Giese gave up a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth, Tom Gordon in to pitch the ninth for the Phils.

Update 4:04- Betemit hit a two-run homer off Tom Gordon, who went two-thirds of an inning.