With heavy hearts the Yanks will take on the Rays for three games at the stadium this weekend. It should be a memorable series as it includes the first game without George Steinbrenner (Friday), Old Timers’ Day (Saturday) and a game I’ll be attending (Sunday). Can you ask for anything more?
Here are the pitching match ups for the series:
Friday: LHP CC (12-3, 3.09 ERA) vs. RHP “Big Game” James Shields (7-9, 4.87 ERA) 7:05
Saturday: RHP AJ (7-7, 4.75) vs. RHP Jeff Niemann (7-2, 2.77) 4:10
Sunday: LHP Pettitte (11-2, 2.70) vs. LHP David Price (12-4, 2.42) 1:05
LET’S GO YANKS!!!!
For the rest of the season, the Yanks will wear patches on their jersey in memory of Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. The Steinbrenner patch, which I think could have been done better, will be worn over the players’ hearts (above the interlocking “NY” on home jerseys and above the “York” on the road unis) while the Sheppard one will be on the left sleeve.
In related news, Bob Sheppard’s funeral was held on Thursday…and no Yankee players showed up. Which is surprising since it was an off day.