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Morning Coffee and Links

News and notes from around the Yankee Universe

The Yanks fell to the Orioles yesterday 4-3, but the good news is Raul Ibanez hit another home run, and it looks like he might be getting his swing in order.

Tonight the Yankees will face the Phillies in Tampa.  Michael Pineda will take the mound with hopes of securing a spot in the rotation.  First pitch is at 7:05 ET and will be televised on the MLB Network.

Nova hopes history repeats itself

A-Rod in store for a monster year

Girardi faces a host of possibilities for rotation

Long man or Triple-A?

Here’s to a great day of baseball!



Appreciating Mariano Rivera; Morning Coffee & Links

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It is  not often that you hear “Enter Sandman” in the fourth inning of a Yankees game.  But no matter what time the song starts, and no matter what the implications of the game are, at this point in Mariano Rivera’s career it is special, and should be cherished.  There is much talk around Yankees Universe that this may be Mo’s last season, and if it is we must soak in every moment.  It looks like Yankees fans at Steinbrenner field get it, as they gave Rivera a standing ovation as he entered to his trademark song yesterday.  Rivera went on to retire the three batters he faced on 14 pitches, and earned the win for the Yankees as they went on to beat the Phillies 3-0.  I have said it before this year already:  do not take any appearance by Mo for granted – as this may be the last time we see the greatest closer of all time pitch.

Morning Coffee & Links

News notes and stories from around the Yankees Universe:

One Mo time for Mariano Rivera.

Mark Teixeira hopes for big difference with small tweak.

Phil Hughes improves in second spring outing.

Not much out of Derek Jeter this spring.

Eduardo Nunez still hurting.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!



Let’s play two!

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Phil Hughes will pitch today agaisnt the Twins.

The Yankees will play two split squad games today, home against the Phillies and on the road against the Twins.  C.C. Sabathia will get the start at home, and Mariano Rivera is expected to see his first action of the spring as well.  Phil Hughes will take the mound against the Twins.  First pitch of both games is at 1:05 ET.  The game against the Phillies will be televised on the YES Network and on the radio on WCBS.

Here are the lineups:

Home vs  Phils: 1. Jeter SS, 2. Cano 2B 3. ARod DH, 4. Teixeira 1B, 5. Chavez 3B, 6. Martin C, 7. Jones RF, 8. Hall LF, 9. Dickerson CF, LHP Sabathia

At Twins: 1. Gardner LF, 2. Granderson CF, 3. Swisher RF, 4. Ibanez DH, 5. Cervelli C, 6. Vazquez 3B, 7. Nix 2B, 8. Laird 1B, 9. Pena SS, RHP Hughes


Morning Coffee & Links

Michael Pineda’s velocity a concern.

Will the Yankees be able to keep both Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano?

Q&A with Eric Chavez.

Joe Girardi will hit the road.

Three stars from yesterday’s win over the Braves.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!


Yankees face Phillies again; Morning Coffee & Links

The Yankees will face the Phillies for the second time in three days today, this time in Tampa at 1:00 ET.  New York defeated Philadelphia 8-5 yesterday in their first Spring Training game.  The game will be televised on the MLB and YES networks, and on WCBS radio.  Here is the Yankees lineup:

1. Jeter SS, 2. Cano 2B, 3. Rodriguez 3B, 4. Teixeira 1B, 5. Jones LF, 6. Cervelli C, 7. Dickerson RF, 8. Wise CF, 9. Maxwell DH, Garcia P

Morning Coffee & Links

ESPN New York’s First Pitch: Ready for Freddy

The Yankees young armslooked good yesterday.

Hiroki Kuroda faces another transition.

Curtis Granderson looking perfect in Spring Training thus far.

a Q&A with special assignment scout Jim Hendry.

Joe Girardi helps remember a great Yankee fan.

A-Rod challenges Yankees.

Here’s to a great day of baseball!

Yankees knock off Phillies in first Spring Training game

The Yankees won their first spring training game of 2012 today, defeating Philadelphia 8-5 in Clearwater.  Curtis Granderson led the way for the Yankees starters going 2-2 with a home run and an RBI.  Cole Garner added a home run off of the bench, and Zoilomania continued as Zoilo Almonte went 1-1 with two RBI.  New York’s pitching was superb, with Michael O’Connor’s three runs in the ninth the only rough spot.  Manny Banuelos got the win, while the other killer B Dellin Betances looked sharp as well.  The Yankees will face Philly again tomorrow in Tampa.

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