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The Wanger Gets The Nod Today *UPDATED*

March 6, 2008

Peter Abraham’s got the lineups posted for today’s spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds, and Chien-Ming Wang gets the nod on the mound.

Wang’s nickname was “Tiger” back when he was with Trenton.  I don’t think I’ve heard that used since he’s been with the Yankees.  Wonder if he still has it…

Looks like four other Thunder alums will see the field at some point, so check out those lineups…

UPDATED: Chien-Ming Wang’s line today: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

Scott Patterson came in and got the next four outs.  Kyle Farnsworth and Darrell Rasner have been in since.  The Wanger got crushed.  Yes, it’s just spring training, but the Yankees pitching has struggled a little bit so far this year.

The Reds are just crushing the Yankees at this point.  It’s 10-0 in the 5th.  Rasner gave up a grand slam to Edwin Encarnacion after walking the bases loaded.

Cincinnati held on to win 12-8.

Statistics of note…

Juan Miranda: 0-2
Francisco Cervelli: 0-1, R, BB, K
Jose Tabata: 0-0, R, BB
Austin Jackson: 1-3, R, RBI
Brett Gardner: 0-3
Justin Christian: 0-1
Alberto Gonzalez: 0-2

Chien-Ming Wang: 0.2 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
Scott Patterson: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
Sean Henn: 1.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Breaking News: Yankees Spring Invite List

January 15, 2008

Just got this list of non-roster players the Yankees have invited to Spring Training…

C Kyle Anson, C Jason Brown, INF Bernie Castro, OF Justin Christian, OF Colin Curtis, INF Eric Duncan, OF Brett Gardner, RHP Daniel Giese, INF Nick Green, RHP Alan Horne, OF Austin Jackson, RHP Steven Jackson, OF Jason Lane, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP Mark Melancon, C Jesus Montero, LHP Heath Phillips, C P.J. Pilittere, OF Greg Porter, INF Cody Ransom, RHP Darrell Rasner, C Austin Romine, RHP Scott Strickland, OF Jose Tabata, LHP Billy Traber and INF Marcos Vechionacci.

If my math is correct, 11 Thunder alums are on the list — Brown, Christian, Curtis, Duncan, Gardner, Horne, A. Jackson, S. Jackson, McCutchen, Pilittere and Vechionacci.

It’s interesting to me that Kyle Anson got an invite.  Although Anson has only played at low-A Charleston last season, he’ll turn 25 a few weeks into the 2008 season, so it doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility that he could be a candidate to catch in Trenton if the Yankees don’t think Francisco Cervelli is ready for the jump — although that seems like a very unlikely scenario.

I also wonder if this is Eric Duncan’s last chance to make an impact when it matters.  I think the fact that he was unprotected for the Rule 5 draft and went unclaimed speaks volumes as to how far he’s plummeted in baseball circles.

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com