Mar 072012

Wednesday Morning Curveballs   Spring Training Edition

I woke up this morning and there was a YU DARVISH START UNDER THE TREE!!!!

Before we get to that, there was a spring training game played yesterday. Although it doesn’t matter, the Rangers pounded the Arizona Diamondbacks 16-3 giving them their first Cactus League victory. Here’s what you need to know about it:

  • Elvis continued his scorching spring so far with a 2-2 day and a sacrifice fly. Can you imagine this lineup with Elvis consistently getting on base for Josh, Nelly, Beltre, and Napoli???
  • Leonys Martin got a chance to play centerfield yesterday when he replaced Julio Borbon. He made some great defensive plays and hit a home run. Pretty good for a guy who found out yesterday that he wouldn’t get a chance at playing center field this year in the major leagues.
  • My favorite thing about yesterdays game was Matt Harrison pitching an efficient two innings. He threw only 22 pitches. If you haven’t read it yet, check out my love affair with Matt Harrison.
  • Josh Hamilton said yesterday while talking to ESPN Radio 103.3 that he would rather play center field than left field. This makes for an interesting battle over spring training and in my opinion gives David Murphy more hope for regular playing time. We’ll keep an eye on this as it plays out.


Game should start around 1:45 to 2:00 and will be webcast on

Don’t expect to see all that Yu has to offer in terms of pitches but its going to be cool to see our prized off-season acquisition in action for the first time today.


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