Before the Yankees and Red Sox play in front of a packed house tonight, the New York writers will play the Boston writers in front of about a dozen friends and family this morning at Yankee Stadium. It’s the second game of our two-game home-and-away series. New York won the season opener at Fenway.
The way I understand it, there was no Yankee Stadium game last season, so this will be our first game at the new place.
Some of our regulars can’t make it, including starting pitcher Tyler Kepner. So Bryan Hoch is taking the mound for New York. He’s a crafty left-hander with good fastball movement and a curve he can throw for strikes. I caught his bullpen session in Cleveland and walked away impressed.
Sam played right field in our first game, and I played some second. Haven’t seen a lineup yet for today’s game, but you can bet we’re taking this thing seriously. Hoch has made it his mission to win this thing.