Bombers bits

• The Yankees didn't score a run Saturday. They were blanked, 7-0, by the Phillies in Tampa and lost to the Braves, 4-0. "The runs weren't in Florida for us today," Girardi said.

• Francisco Cervelli, who is vying with Chris Stewart for the chance to replace Russell Martin as the Yankees' starting catcher, went hitless in three trips Saturday, but his strong defensive performance (he is 5-for-7 throwing out runners) gives him an edge.

"I'm going to be happy when I see my name on the first game, but I'm not thinking about that," Cervelli said. "I just come every day, play, work and that's it. Let them decide what's going to happen."

• Struggling veterans Matt Diaz and Dan Johnson, who are both trying to grab one of the final roster spots, were both in the starting lineup Saturday evening. Diaz, who was the DH, and Johnson, who started at first base, each collected one of the Yankees' three hits.

Bob Bellone and Jim Hawkins are contributors to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.