Today’s going to have to be a little bit different here on the blog.
I believe my travel schedule is more or less the same as every other Yankees beat writer, which means I’m flying to Los Angeles this morning. A cross-country flight on an off day was a no-brainer when it came time to book airline tickets, and it was a non-issue until last weekend. Then Hurricane Irene hit and the Yankees were forced into today’s game in Baltimore.
Long story short, I won’t be there. Problem is, the rest of our sports department is booked solid, meaning no one else from the blog is going to be there either. The game is going to start while I’m somewhere high above middle America, but we’re going to have Josh monitoring from the office, updating with lineups and such as they become available.
For you commentors, we’ll have the usual game post ready to roll, so you’ll have that thread to the focus the game conversation. Otherwise, just hang tight and I’ll have some updates from out west.
Here’s your pitching matchup for this afternoon.
RHP Ivan Nova (15-4, 3.89)
RHP Alfredo Simon (4-8, 4.64)
1:05 p.m., YES Network