I have about 20 minutes of audio that I’ll post later and might explain this situation a little more fully, but this is the way I understand it…
The Yankees players voted to play a split double header tomorrow. The Rays voted against it. When there’s no agreement, there are a series of essentially tiebreakers — how many games a team would play in a row, how many double headers are already scheduled, things like that — to determine which team gets its way.
Obviously the Rays choice stood.
Brian Cashman said the Yankees still could have scheduled a regular double header — not a split double header — but the team didn’t want to lose a home game. They would have only gotten one gate tomorrow if they played a regular double header.
“We’re not interested in going from 81 home games to 80,” Cashman said.
Pitching matchups for the weekend:
Saturday: A.J. Burnett vs. David Price
Sunday: CC Sabathia vs. James Shields