Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tonight's Game Has Been Postponed...


Yankees-Indians rained out...

Tonight's game versus the Cleveland Indians, postponed due to rain, has been re-scheduled as a single admission double-header for tomorrow, Wednesday, August 30th, beginning at 1:00 pm ET.

Jaime Garcia will be the Game 1 starter and Jordan Montgomery, scratched from tonight's RailRiders game, will start Game 2.  They'll oppose Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin.  Monty's appearance allows CC Sabathia to start the first game of the upcoming four games series with the Boston Red Sox.  The move pits Luis Severino against Chris Sale on Sunday night.  Sonny Gray and Masahiro Tanaka will pitch on Friday and Saturday, respectively.

No word yet regarding a roster move for Montgomery but I have to believe that LHP Caleb Smith will be the odd man out and Scranton-bound.  Or they make no move if Montgomery serves as the 26th man for the double-header.

Manager Joe Girardi has said that Aaron Judge will start at least one of the games tomorrow.  He had not been scheduled to start today's game.  

Update:  The Cleveland Indians have opted to keep Josh Tomlin on the DL for one more day so Ryan Merritt (1-0, 3.76 ERA in 4 games and 3 starts) will face Jordan Montgomery in the second game of the double-header.

IL North Division Champs...

Congratulations to the Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders for winning the 2017 International League North Division!  

Credit:  Fred Adams-for Times Leader

The RailRiders beat the second place Rochester Red Wings (Twins) on Monday night to clinch the division.  Bryan Mitchell was the winning pitcher.  Jake Cave, Mason Williams and Cito Culver all homered to back Mitchell and two relievers enroute to the 5-3 victory.  The Yankees will have to get creative with the 40-man roster in September but I am hopeful that we'll see Mr Cave bring his show to the Bronx.

Credit:  Fred Adams-for Times Leader

The division crown is the third consecutive for the RailRiders and the ninth in twelve years.  The Governor's Cup play-offs begin September 6th.

We'll try this again tomorrow.  Enjoy your evening!

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