Yankees (10-13) vs. Tigers (14-10)
LHP Andy Pettitte (0-0, 4.50) vs RHP Max Scherzer (1-1, 7.15)
Game News & Notes (Courtesy of the LoHud Blog & Bombers Beat):
- We could see more Phil Coke this afternoon. He’s on the list of pitchers scheduled to work out of the bullpen for the Tigers. Austin Jackson and Johnny Damon are also making the trip.
- Available Yankees pitchers: Andy Pettitte, Alfredo Aceves, Mariano Rivera, Damaso Marte, Royce Ring, Boone Logan and Craig Heyer (up from minor league camp).
- Scheduled to play off the bench: C P.J. Pilittere, 1B David Winfree, 2B Ramiro Pena, SS Eduardo Nunez, 3B Reegie Corona, LF Marcus Thames, CF Randy Winn, RF Jon Weber (The positions could be wrong, but that’s an educated guess. The names were listed without positions this time.)
- C Jeff Farnham and OF Dan Brewer are also in camp for the day as additional depth.
- Joba Chamberlain, Chan Ho Park and Dave Robertson are al scheduled to pitch in relief tomorrow. Javier Vazquez is the starter.
- Mark Teixeira and Nick Johnson lead the Yankees with 3 HRs each … Alfredo Aceves paces the Yankees with 16.1 IP … Jon Weber leads the team with a .583 (14-for-24) BA (min. 20 AB) … Javier Vazquez and Phil Hughes lead the Yankees with 15 K’s … through 11 home games, the Yankees lead the Grapefruit League in total attendance (115,963).
- Jorge Posada has gone 11-for-22 with 6 R and 4 RBIs in his last eight Grapefruit League games … Robinson Cano has hit safely in 10 of 14 games played and is batting .350 (14-for-40) with a .381 OBP.
The game is taking place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. The game is slated to start at 1:05PM ET. The game is being televised on the YES Network. Enjoy the game. Go Yankees!