The first game of the Rays-Yankees series has been postponed, even though it’s b-e-a-utiful here in Hanover, NH.
The only change in the rotation is Andy Pettitte and A.J. Burnett switching places. Everyone else moves over a day, starting with CC Sabathia pitching Saturday’s day-game. After the Yanks finish with the Rays, they’ll visit the Red Sox at Fenway for a three-game set starting Tuesday. Here’s what the pitching matchups look like, barring anymore rainouts:
|vs. Rays||Rays Starters||Yankees Starters|
|Saturday||David Price (1-0, 3.00)||CC Sabathia (5-3, 3.46)|
|Sunday||A. Sonnanstine (4-5, 7.07)||J. Chamberlain (3-1, 3.71)|
|Monday||Jeff Niemann (5-4, 3.77)||Andy Pettitte (5-2, 4.33)|
|@ Red Sox||Yankees Starters||Red Sox Starters|
|Tuesday||A.J. Burnett||Josh Beckett|
|Wednesday||Chien-Ming Wang||Tim Wakefield|
|Thursday||CC Sabathia||Brad Penny|
Update: The Rays moved Matt Garza out of Sunday's matchup, and will not pitch at all in the series. This is good news for Yankees fans.
A makeup date is yet to be announced, but it will not be a doubleheader this weekend. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti predicts it will be sometime on September.