The most storied sports team in the history of stories deigns to play a game today against the lowly Baltimore Orioles. Brad Bergesen is making his fourth start of the year. His opponent on the mound is Alfredo Aceves. I haven't been paying much attention to the Yankees this spring, but if memory serves Aceves is battling with Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain for the fifth spot in the rotation. A quick look at his spring stats show that he's had a decent spring, pitching 14.1 innings and allowing 6 earned runs, and he's only walked one.
Bergesen has allowed 2 ER in each of his three starts so far, but his innings have increased each time out and he's reported to be pain free. Nothing to complain about there.
|New York Yankees||Baltimore Orioles|
|Derek Jeter - SS||Felix Pie - LF|
|Nick Johnson - DH||Miguel Tejada - 3B|
|Mark Teixeira - 1B||Nick Markakis - RF|
|Alex Rodriguez - 3B||Matt Wieters - C|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Adam Jones - CF|
|Nick Swisher - RF||Luke Scott - DH|
|Marcus Thames - LF||Garrett Atkins - 1B|
|Randy Winn - CF||Ty Wigginton - 2B|
|Francisco Cervelli - C||Cesar Izturis - SS|
|Alfredo Aceves RHP||Brad Bergesen - RHP|
Depending upon the health of Brian Roberts and Nolan Reimold, this could very well be your Opening Day lineup. While I'm not in love with Miggi in the two hole, I kind of like Adam Jones at #5. If Reimold and Roberts get healthy, a lineup of Roberts, Markakis, Reimold, Wieters, Jones as your top five sounds all right by me.
Today's game will be broadcast on MASN. Yay! This is the first locally televised game since March 7th. That's a crying shame.