Monday, March 14, 2011

ST Game 19: Yankees @ Red Sox

YANKEES (6-10-2)
Brett Gardner LF
Ramiro Pena SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 1B
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Ronnie Belliard 3B
Jorge Vazquez DH
Jesus Montero C

Starting Pitcher: LHP Manny Banuelos

RED SOX (9-8)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Carl Crawford LF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Mike Cameron RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Marco Scutaro SS

Starting Pitcher: RHP Alfredo Aceves
News & Notes

- Here are the Yankees reserves for tonight's game:

Bench: C Austin Romine, 1B Jose Gil, 2B Kevin Russo, SS Doug Bernier, 3B Brandon Laird, LF Justin Maxwell, CF Melky Mesa, RF Jordan Parraz, and DH Gustavo Molina

Bullpen: Dellin Betances, Romulo Sanchez, Mark Prior, Luis Ayala, Ryan Pope, Steve Garrison and D.J. Mitchell.

- Here is what Joe Girardi said about Banuelos' surprise start tonight:
“I’m curious to see how he reacts,” Girardi said. “I waited until today to make sure that’s what we wanted to do… The Red Sox. There (on the road). ESPN. It’s something.”

“Even if he gets too hyped up, that’s something that he can learn from,” Girardi said. “That’s what we’re going to concentrate on not letting him do tonight. Don’t get too hyped up.”
Chad Jennings is reporting that the Padres have returned Rule 5 draft pick, RHP George Kontos. He will report to minor league camp.

- Joba Chamberlain is suffering from mild discomfort around the ribcage area. According to Girardi,  it’s similar to the Sergio Mitre's injury that forced him out of tonight's start. Griardi said that Joba will probably be pushed back to Wednesday or Thursday and that Yankees "don't think it’s anything serious.”

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