Today the Yankees take on the Phillies at home in the first part of a doubleheader. Game 1 starts at 1:05 PM with the Yankees on the road, while game 2 will be at 7:05 PM against the Pirates at home. Making the start for the Yankees today will be Bryan Mitchell, who will make his first start in his attempt to hijack a rotation spot from Chris Capuano. Meanwhile, the Phillies will send their ace Cole Hamels out against the Yankee lineup.
|NEW YORK YANKEES||PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES|
|Didi Gregorius SS
||Odubel Herrera CF
Chase Headley 3B
||Freddy Galvis SS
Stephen Drew 2B
||Grady Sizemore DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Ryan Howard 1B
|GREG BIRD DH
||Darin Ruf LF
Gary Sanchez C
Cody Asche 3B
|Ramon Flores LF
Carlos Ruiz C
|Aaron Judge RF
||Jeff Francoeur RF
|Slade Heathcott CF||Cord Phelps 2B|
To help fill out the rosters for both games, several minor league players have been called up to big league camp for the day:
Jaron Long, Matt Tracy, Mark Montgomery, Taylor Garrison, and Caleb Cotham on tomorrow's #Yankees travel roster.— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer74) March 5, 2015
Same goes for Alvaro Noriega, Eric Jagielo, Michael O'Neill and Taylor Dugas, up from MiLB camp. Tyler Wade is up today. #Yankees— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer74) March 5, 2015
It should be interesting to see what Jaron Long, Eric Jagielo, Michael O`Neill, and Tyler Wade can do in their time with the club.
If you're still following the downward spiral that has become Mark Montgomery's career, you'll be happy to know that there might be some hope for him yet, even if he wasn't invited to big league camp:
Mark Montgomery says range of motion is back to where it was before the shoulder issue. Been facing hitters. Getting swing and misses again.— Lohud Yankees Blog (@LoHudYankees) March 6, 2015
Hopefully this translates into better velocity and control so the organization will take him seriously again.
Here is the full day-game roster:
Split squad today - Game 1 at Phillies in Clearwater at 1:05 pm pic.twitter.com/ObFvQiLMnz— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) March 6, 2015
Who are you excited to watch today?