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PSA Comments of the Day 3/30/16: Yankees at Braves

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Two halves make a whole

Castro: I'm flying to the Bronx.. Cutch: Take me with you!
Castro: I'm flying to the Bronx.. Cutch: Take me with you!
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The Yankees played one full game yesterday and came away with a 12-5 victory. Okay they actually played two games, one five-inning game which they won 5-4 against the Pirates and the other was a 7-1 game against the Phillies that was cancelled after four innings. Both games, however, did have importance for the rotation.

Likely fifth starter, CC Sabathia, went four innings giving up only two runs in his final spring training start. He most likely did enough to officially earn that fifth starter role, but seeing as Ivan Nova still does have one start left, Joe Girardi will likely will until after that for his announcement so it can be "fair." Still though..

Aside from the fifth starter, the Yankees still have not named an Opening Day starter, and while all signs do point to Masahiro Tanaka, Joe Girardi did issue a challenge to him two days ago. He said Tanaka would have to "show something" in order to be named the Opening Day starter for the team.

Which makes sense since Girardi wasn't there, but this is probably good enough to get the official nod. Expect that announcement today or tomorrow. As Opening Day is approaching soon, I'm sure the team has a good sense of what's happening roster-wise, but they're making us wait to here official announcements.

Yes, so do we. At least one person who was on the bubble got some good news.

Definitely well-deserved after the spring he's had. Besides the Mitchell news, the Yankees did make one more announcement as they set their rotation for the rest of the spring training games.

Comments of the Day

So much of this. In fact, all of this! I mean the kid was literally hit in the face in back-to-back games after literally being given the opportunity to take the backup job. He's not going to learn to field there by playing possibly once a week. Might as well let him play everyday and when the ball-to-face ratio risk is low, the Yankees can call him up then. Definitely not the same situation as last year.

Maybe yo-yos hurt Cashman's family in a previous life and that's what this is all about...

Finally Cashman's truth is revealed!

GIF of the Day

Some say he's not a yo-yo. Science proves otherwise.

Honorable Mod Mention

Andrew and I win the HMM for his photoshopping and my gif-ing. HOW YA LIKE THAT, ANDREW MEARNS?!

Fun Questions

  • Were you aware that quaggas were a thing?
  • Did you play with yo-yos as a kid? What was the best trick you could do?

Song of the Day

Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest

It's A Tribe Called Quest Week on Pinstripe Alley. Yesterday, Greg asked if I was on point, and while that's a valid question, I think the real question here is can I kick it? As always, please link us your song of the day.

Feel free to use this as your open thread for today's game. Just close your eyes and picture it, because of course it's not on TV or radio. Ivan Nova will take the mound at 1pm for the Yankees looking to try and give Girardi reason to name him the fifth starter.