Today's game is the Yankees' last at Steinbrenner Field for the Spring. After today they'll be in Washington, D.C. to play the Nats tomorrow and then at home on Monday to start the season against Toronto.
NATIONALS Taylor CF Escobar 3B Harper RF Zimmerman 1B Ramos C Desmond SS Moore LF Espinosa 2B
YANKEES Gardner LF Gregorius SS McCann DH Teixeira 1B Jones RF Headley 3B Young CF Petit 2B Murphy C
A few things:
- It's CC Sabathia's final start before the regular season and he hasn't been faring that great in Spring Training and while I know spring stats don't count, it's a little disconcerting looking at his numbers so far. The bad: 4.2 IP, 9 hits, 6 runs, and 3 home runs. The good: 6 strikeouts and no walks. It's also only two games and he missed a significant amount of time last season so maybe he just needs to get warmed up.
- Joe Girardi told reports that Alex Rodriguez just has a day off. He's not hurt or anything. Phew.
- Today's game will be shown on YES and MLB Network at 1:00 p.m.