Thursday, February 28, 2008

Lineup For Tomorrow's Exibition Game

Here's the lineup for tomorrow's game vs. University of South Florida from Kat O'Brien:

Johnny Damon LF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Shelley Duncan DH
Melky Cabrera CF

According to Joe Girardi the starters will play four or five innings.

When it was suggested to Girardi that this could be a preview of the opening day lineup, he said, "You know, that's a possibility. It's possible, we'll leave it at that".

Plug Matsui into the DH spot and that's probably the everyday lineup.

Here is the Yankees pitching plan for tomorrow from Peter Abraham, with a tip of the cap to Scott Proctor's Arm:

Joba Chamberlain -2 innings
Ian Kennedy - 2 innings
Phil Hughes - 1 inning
Kei Igawa - 1 inning
Jefff Marquez - 1 inning
Alan Horne - 1 inning
Chase Wright - 1 inning


James Miller said...

I wouldn't mind seeing Cano and Giambi switch places. It's time for Cano to hit out of a real spot now.

Greg Cohen said...

Me neither, he's one of the best young hitters in the game so there is no reason to bury him at the bottom of the order. And as soon as he starts walking a little bit more he'll be a number three hitter.

James Miller said...

What are the chances that maybe he never really starts walking more. Could it be possible thats just not part of his approach?

Greg Cohen said...

It's definitely possible, but he did improve in that area a bit last year, so there is a chance that that area of his game will continue to get better.