New York Yankees (19-14)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez DH
Russell Martin C
Andy Pettitte LHP
Seattle Mariners (15-20)
Dustin Ackley 2B
Casper Wells LF
Jesus Montero C
Justin Smoak 1B
Alex Liddi 3B
Mike Carp DH
Michael Saunders CF
Brendan Ryan SS
Kevin Millwood RHP
Time/Television: 1:05 PM/YES Network
Eppley optioned: With Andy Pettitte being activated today, Cody Eppley has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Mariano Rivera was transferred to the 60-day DL.
Yanks claim lefty: The Yankees claimed LHP Justin Thomas off waivers from the Red Sox. Thomas, 28, was removed from Boston’s 40-man roster last week. He’s got one minor league option remaining and will likely report to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Pitch count: Joe Girardi stated he expects that Pettitte will be able to go 100 pitches today. He also said that he expects that Pettitte will be as good as he was when he last donned pinstripes back in 2010.
Update 1:10: First pitch of the 2012 season for Andy Pettitte and we’re under way here in the Bronx.
Update 1:14: Three up, three down for Andy Pettitte and the Yankees in the first.
Update 1:42: Andy Pettitte is dealing. He’s faced just one over the minimum through three innings.
Update 1:49: Yankees finally have something going here in the 3rd. A single by Chavez followed by a Russell Martin walk and there’s runners.
Update 2:16: Pettitte fails to cover the drag bunt and immediately tugs at his cap in disgust.
Update 2:18: Great throw by Martin and a nice tag by Jeter to throw out Saunders.
Update 2:20: The old check swing/swinging bunt for Mark Teixeira, who I don’t think I’ve ever seen run that fast before.
Update 2:23: After a single by Swisher, Millwood walks Raul Ibanez to load the bases with no one out in the bottom of the 5th.
Update 2:29: Russell Martin works a walk and the Yankees are on the board. It’s 2-1 Mariners.
Update 2:35: Casper Wells bounces one off the right field foul pole, and just like that it’s 4-1 Mariners.
Update 2:44: Pettitte loads the bases, and the Yankees get Cory Wade up in the pen.
Update 2:47: A great play by Mark Teixeira to bail Andy Pettitte out. Heads up decision to come home with the ball as opposed to go to second.
Update 2:58: And that’ll be it for Andy Pettitte. 6.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 K’s. Pettitte tossed 94 pitches today.
Update 3:46: The Yanks score one, but Teixeira leaves the bases loaded.
Update 4:03: A huge error in so many ways by Rapada. Should have let that ball go. Definitely should not have thrown it.