The Gospel of Smoov

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Gameday Post #1: Detroit Tigers at Yankees

Welcome to Opening Day 2011! Hope you all are ready to see the Yankees start up the quest for World Series #28 yet again! I, of course, will be manning section 120a/120b for the third straight season at the Stadium — and maybe I’ll run into most of you today. But whether you’re at the game or following at home/school/work, make sure to enjoy the day as a whole and cherish the fact that baseball is officially back!

This season I’m going to attempt to put together a gameday blog post. More often than not, it will be a preview of the game consisting of up-to-date division standings, date and time, TV and radio info, probable pitching match-up, lineups whenever available and a brief recap of the previous game. If there’s anything you guys want to see in the gameday post feel free to hit me up on here, the Facebook fan page or my Twitter.

Enjoy the posts this season!

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A.L. EAST STANDINGS

NEW YORK……..0-0

Baltimore……….0-0

Boston……………0-0

Tampa Bay………0-0

Toronto………….0-0

DATE: Thursday, March 31st

TIME: 1:05pm

TV/RADIO: YES, ESPN, WCBS 880, WADO 1280 (Spanish)

PITCHING PROBABLES

DET: Justin Verlander (0-0, -.– ERA)

NYY: CC Sabathia (0-0, -.– ERA)

PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)

Justin Verlander (DET): This is why Justin Verlander adjusted his offseason training program and pushed himself all spring: He wanted to be in top form at season’s start and avoid the April struggles that slowed him the past three seasons.

Verlander vs. Yankees

CC Sabathia (NYY): Sabathia, coming off a career-high 21 wins, draws his third straight Opening Day start for the Yankees. Finishing third in AL Cy Young voting, Sabathia was 11-2 with a 3.00 ERA at Yankee Stadium, beginning the year 11-0 at home.

Sabathia vs. Tigers

TIGERS LINEUP

CF Austin Jackson

2B Will Rhymes

RF Magglio Ordonez

1B Miguel Cabrera

DH Victor Martinez

LF Ryan Raburn

SS Jhonny Peralta

3B Brandon Inge

C Alex Avila

YANKEES LINEUP

LF Brett Michael Gardner

SS Derek Sanderson Jeter

1B Mark Charles Teixeira

3B Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez

2B Robinson Jose Cano

RF Nicholas Thompson Swisher

DH Jorge Rafael Posada

CF Curtis Granderson

C Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin

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