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Gameday Post #1: Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
It’s that time again, boys and girls … OPENING DAY!!!!!
Last year I got a little sidetracked and crazy busy, but this year I’m gonna give it another go: 162 games, 162 posts (the “high” watermark is 16 games). I’m gonna do a preview of each game consisting of the pitching probables, up-to-date division standings, a recap of the previous game and lineups whenever available. I’m also gonna try to sprinkle in some video entries every now and then … something new for the blog. It should make for a fantastic 2012 season so sit back, relax, and enjoy yourselves as the Yankees push towards their 28th World Series title!
A.L. EAST STANDINGS
DATE/TIME: Friday, April 6th, 3:10pm
TV/RADIO: YES, MLBN, WCBS 880, WADO 1280
PITCHING PROBABLES: CC Sabathia (0-0, -.– ERA) vs. James Shields (0-0, -.– ERA)
PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)
CC Sabathia (NYY) — Sabathia will make his ninth career Opening Day start, and his fourth as a Yankee. He has gone 95-40 with a 3.09 ERA over the past five seasons, leading the Majors in wins, winning percentage and innings pitched.
James Shields (TB) — Shields is coming off his best season after going 16-12 with a 2.82 ERA in 2011. Included in his body of work were 11 complete games and 249 1/3 innings. Shields is 5-11 with a 4.14 ERA in 20 career starts against the Yankees.
SS Derek Sanderson Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Jose Cano
3B Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez
1B Mark Charles Teixeira
RF Nicholas Thompson Swisher
DH Raul Javier Ibanez
C Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin
LF Brett Michael Gardner
CF Desmond Jennings
RF Ben Zobrist
3B Evan Longoria
DH Jeff Keppinger
SS Sean Rodriguez
2B Elliott Johnson
1B Carlos Pena
C Jose Molina
LF Matt Joyce