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Garcia skipped tomorrow

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 08, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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




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