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Thursday, March 26, 2009

ST Game 29: Yankees at Phillies

The Yankees are in Clearwater to take on the Phillies at 1:05. The game is on YES, with Joba Chamberlain on the hill.

New York Yankees
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Cody Ransom 3B
Jose Molina C
Melky Cabrera CF

Joba Chamberlain RHP, followed by Phil Coke, Brian Bruney, Jose Veras, Edwar Ramirez and Jonathan Albaladejo

In the previous post, I linked to Bryan Hoch's blog post about CC Sabathia starting both openers. Toward the end of his post, he mentioned how the Yankees are toying with Jeter batting in the leadoff spot for the rest of spring training. Jeter has an .859 OPS when he bats leadoff, compared to his .845 in the two-hole.

When Jeter is the first batter of the game, he bats .354/.408/.561 with 19 home runs.

Just something to think about.


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