The Yankees lost another game to the Pirates yesterday, 10-5. CC Sabathia got the start for the Yankees and lasted 4 1/3 innings. Sabathia gave up 3 hits and 1 run. However, he left the game with runners on base. Reliever Jon Albaledejo, allowed both of the runners to score, ultimately damaging Sabathia’s ERA. Outside of the 4th inning home run to Iwamura, Sabathia looked good.

As we get closer to the season, we hope to see each pitcher tweak their mechanics and get into a groove. So far, Sabathia is following along with that plan.

Nick Johnson hit his 3rd home run of the spring yesterday, a 6th inning blast off reliever, Vinnie Chulk. The back appears to be alright.

Yankee manager Joe Girardi plans to unveil his Opening Day lineup on Tuesday against the Astros. Expect to see this lineup:

D. Jeter, SS

N. Johnson, DH

M. Teixeira, 1B

A. Rodriguez, 3B

R. Cano, 2B

J. Posada, C

C. Granderson, CF

N. Swisher, RF

B. Gardner, LF

No Yankee stuff today. No games, practice, etc. The team gets the day off.

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