The New York Yankees have their work cut out for them for the rest of this month and some of that work will have to be done on Citi Field turf.
Baseball and the weather have a very interesting relationship. While some sports can play through the threatening skies, not all of them can.
The New York Yankees may be far away from the path of Hurricane Irma but its still causing problems for them.
It was announced today that the upcoming Yankees-Rays series, set to be played in Tampa Bay, will be moved to Citi Field.
MLB has relocated next week's series vs Tampa Bay to Citi Field due to Hurricane Irma. Rays will be home team & tix info is TBA from Mets. pic.twitter.com/9ZF52yM5Ex
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 8, 2017
So they have to play division rivals in the home of their city rivals? That ain’t right. But I guess you have to do what you have to do when it comes to the weather.
There’s no messing around with this incoming storm and we can only send prayers to all those who are directly affected by it.
On a lighter note, the Yankees Double-A affiliate, the Trenton Thunder, had themselves quite a game last evening.
The squad took the opportunity to have two pitchers combine for a no-hitter in Game Three of the Eastern League Semi-Finals.
COMBINED NO-NO COMPLETE!
Taylor Widener and @Topsheff42 combine for the 3rd playoff no hitter in @EasternLeague history!#Yankees
— Trenton Thunder (@TrentonThunder) September 9, 2017
Firing four scoreless frames was none other than top prospect Justus Sheffield. This marks his second start since coming off the disabled list earlier this year.
Congrats to these two young studs. At least we have these guys coming up through the system.
They could have used this type of performance last night, as Masahiro Tanaka didn’t pitch a no-no but he certainly got no-no one out.
The Yankees’ recently hot offense gifted Tanaka with two four-run leads only to have them eliminated just as quickly. A wild pitch proved to be his undoing, as he allowed the tying run in in the bottom of the fifth inning.
That’s when all hell broke loose. The Rangers tacked on two more runs to end the fifth with a two-run lead and added four more in a cringe-worthy seventh inning.
Well the good thing about baseball is there is always tomorrow. Guess the Yankees will have to show up this afternoon if they’re serious about the playoffs.