Monday: RHP Josh Towers (4-5, 5.07) vs. LHP Kei Igawa (2-2, 7.14), 7:05
Tuesday: RHP Roy Halladay (10-4, 4.66) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (5-6, 4.27), 7:05
Wednesday: RHP Shaun Marcum (5-3, 3.68) vs. RHP Roger Clemens (2-4, 4.20), 7:05
Thursday: RHP Dustin McGowan (5-5, 5.05) vs. RHP Chien-Ming Wang (10-4, 3.43), 1:05
Sorry about the lack of postgame notes on Sunday. I had an 8:40 flight out of Tampa and I had to hustle out of Tropicana Field. Bad traffic nearly cost me but I was able to catch the flight.
Many of the Yankees, especially Alex Rodriguez, said how happy they are for Andy Phillips. Here’s a guy who got his chance to play everyday last season but his priority was helping his wife fight cancer related to a lost pregnancy. Then his mother was nearly killed in a traffic accident in spring training.
Phillips was cut in spring training, cleared waivers then was used as a utility player at Scranton, playing mostly second base.
His wife and mom are healthy now and from Joe Torre on down, the Yankees are thrilled to see how Phillips is handling first base.
â€œPhillips has been awesome,” A-Rod said. “Heâ€™s been playing great defense and giving us some really good at-bats, which this team has needed. Iâ€™m happy for him.â€?
The Yankees rallied from three-run deficits twice in the last two days on the road. They hadn’t come back from a three-run deficit away from home since April 14.
It’s never too late to show some guts and maybe the Yankees have a run in them.