Today we get to watch Esmil Rogers start for the Yankees against the Phillies. It should be a fun time for everyone involved. While he's not exactly a favorite to make the rotation, Rogers has pitched well with six strikeouts and five hits in six innings pitched without surrendering a run yet. As much as we're all unhappy to know that he'll be on the big league team in some capacity, maybe he'll surprise us and pitch well for at least a little while.
Tonight's game starts at 7:05 PM and will be broadcast on YES and ESPN, giving you the chance to see the Yankees no matter where you live. You'll also be able to watch the game on MLB.tv too, so there are plenty of options available. The lineup looks almost like the real thing, except for the last three spots:
Tonight's lineup vs Phillies: Gregorius 6 Drew 4 Beltran 9 Teixeira 3 Headley 5 Rodriguez DH Romine 2 Flores 7 Heathcott 8 Rogers Rhp— wallace matthews (@ESPNNYYankees) March 19, 2015
Pay close attention to how Didi Gregorius performs after his big day yesterday and Austin Romine in his attempt to make the roster. If you haven't been paying attention, Slade Heathcott is currently hitting .462/.588/.769 in 17 plate appearances this spring. It probably means nothing, but it's at least something to keep an eye on as he finally looks to be healthy (for now).