Joe decides to leave Ace in

Joe Girardi wasnt sure if Alfredo Aceves was going to pitch in relief on Friday or start on Saturday. Today he made the Decision Ace will start on Saturday. After the starters were told that their results counted now Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain responded by each pitching four solid innings to make their case as to why the job should be theirs.  Saturday Ace will get his shot to show that the job should belong to him. So far this spring Aceves has been the most consistent and as of a few days ago had logged the most innings.10 innings with only one run on two hits and five strikeouts.

Most believe that the fifth starter job will go to either Joba or Hughes and this has been our primary conversation of late. Saturday will be a huge game for Ace. One thing is for sure all three of them will certainly contribute to the team during the regular season. Speaking of the regular season single game tickets will go on sale tommarow, here is the official press release:

Tickets for individual games to see the defending World Champion New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 19 at noon at and, and via Ticketmaster phone only at (877) 469-9849 and Ticketmaster TTY at (800) 943-4327. Beginning Wednesday, March 24, tickets may also be purchased at the Yankee Stadium Ticket Office, all area Ticketmaster outlets and all Yankees Clubhouse Shops.

Tonight the Yankees will face off against the Rays  at 7:05 on the YES network. Here is a look at theYankees starting line-up

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Marcus Thames DH
Randy Winn LF
Juan Miranda 1B
Ramiro Pena 3B

Javier Vazquez is on the mound.  Thanks to LoHud Yankees blog for providing the line-up information. For me it will be my first opportunity to see Winn and Thames play this season. Im also interested in seeing Juan Miranda flash some leather at first base.

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