According to Eric Boland of Newsday:
A pounding rain here in the Tampa area. Yankees buses aren't scheduled to leave for Clearwater until 11:15. Game still up in the air.
Damn that iffy Florida weather.
If the game does go on as scheduled, here are the backups and relievers:
- C J.R. Murphy, 1B Luke Murton, 2B Gil Velazquez, SS Cito Culver, 3B Walter Ibarra, LF Thomas Neal, CF Adonis Garcia, RF Ronnier Mustelier, DH Rob Segedin
- Dave Robertson, Joba Chamberlain, Jim Miller, Francisco Rondon, Zach Nuding, Branden Pinder, Juan Cedeno, Chase Whitley
And one of the best things I read this morning also comes from the Lohud Yankee blog. When Joe Girardi was asked why he didn't insert Ichiro into the leadoff spot, he said, “I don’t know. I just put him second.”
Well, okay then.