The Yanks’ first trip to Target Field was a memorable one. It was the first rain-delayed (let alone suspended) game in the young stadium’s history.
The 0-0 affair was also forgettable for the Yanks offense. The first two innings saw two double plays, the Yanks had men on first and second with no outs in the fourth and failed to score, and Baker threw 50 pitches through five innings. Did the Yanks forget how to take pitches? Holy fuck.
However, AJ was wheeling and/or dealing. His pitch count was high (75 though five innings) but he gave up just three hits while fanning five and walking two. He looked shaky early on but managed to get out of jams with no damage as his breaking ball was breaking.
Tuesday’s game will resume at 4:05 (Minnesota time) and the regularly scheduled tilt will follow at 6:10 (again, Minnesota time) or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the prior game. No official word yet, but you have to figure that Mitre will take the hill when play resumes. Pettitte and Liriano are the scheduled starters for the second game.
There’s good news and bad news from the pitching front Wednesday:
- The Good: Javy Vazquez’ bullpen session went well Tuesday and he will make his scheduled start on Thursday.
- The Bad: Aceves suffered a setback with the bulging disc in his back while working out in Tampa and will head back to New York for more tests.