Michael Pineda's on the hill against the Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater today at 1:05pm looking to keep his strong spring going. So far, Pineda has looked great. He's posted a 2.08 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 8.2 innings so far this month, so it looks like he might just be all the way back from his shoulder woes (knock on wood). Pineda's got a rotation spot sewed up already, so he's just looking to stay healthy and ease himself into the regular season as he squares off against Phillies right-hander AAron Nola, whom the Phillies drafted seventh overall last year. You can watch the game on the MLB Network, but it won't be on until 6:00 AM on Saturday, at least according to my TV.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
|Brett Gardner - LF||Ben Revere - LF|
|Chase Headley - 3B||Freddy Galvis - SS|
|Carlos Beltran - RF||Russ Canzler - 3B|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Ryan Howard - 1B|
|Brian McCann - C||Jeff Francoeur - RF|
|Alex Rodriguez - DH||Odubel Herrera - CF|
|Stephen Drew - 2B||Cesar Hernandez - 2B|
|Chris Young - CF||Cameron Rupp - C|
|Brendan Ryan - SS||Aaron Nola - P|
On the bench: Eddy Rodriguez, Jonathan Galvez, Robert Refsnyder, Nick Noonan, Cole Figueroa, Tyler Austin, Jake Cave and Aaron Judge, with Fernando Arcia, Kyle Higashioka and Alvaro Noriega making the trip as well.
In the bullpen: Scott Baker, Jacob Lindgren, Chasen Shreve, Chris Martin, Nick Rumbelow, Danny Burawa, Kyle Davies and Deigo Moreno
The Yankees are off to Clearwater for a 1:05pm game vs. the Phillies pic.twitter.com/V0zBPkgF5s— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 27, 2015
Phillies lineup vs. Yankees, featuring top pick Aaron Nola: pic.twitter.com/A5EYcZtAFJ— Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) March 27, 2015