Good news to start the day. I walked out my house and it was bright and sunny. Much of the staff arrived before 9am today in order to pull the tarp off the field so the grounds crew can get it prepared for today's doubleheader against the Tampa Yankees. No FSL Western Division teams got their games in yesterday.
Another positive is that even with the doubleheader today, we still are starting everything at our previously scheduled times. Gates still open at 12:30pm and the first game starts at 1:30pm. Remember, both games will be seven innings long.
$1 tickets, $1 hot dogs, and $1 sodas for Seniors (55+) and FREE PARKING for each car today.
Updated at 10:20am: Patrick Overholt is scheduled to start Game 1 for the Threshers, with Zac Stott scheduled to start Game 2 for the Threshers.
Updated at 10:35am: Today's starting lineups have been posted.
The Yankees lineup for Game 1 is:
- # 6 Reegie Corona SS
- # 21 Tim Battle CF
- # 56 Jose Tabata RF
- # 46 Juan Miranda 1B
- # 26 Marcos Vechionacci 3B
- # 24 Colin Curtis LF
- # 2 Kevin Russo 2B
- # 25 Jared Greenwood C
- # 12 James Cooper DH
The starting pitcher for Game 1 for Tampa is Guillermo Villalona. Apparently MiLB and the official Yankees roster has different names for Villalona.
The Threshers lineup for Game 1 is:
- # 3 Victor Hall DH
- # 2 Greg Golson CF
- # 12 Brad Harman 2B
- # 21 Jeremy Slayden LF
- # 25 Clay Harris 3B
- # 9 John Urick 1B
- # 6 Lou Marson C
- # 23 Matt Thayer RF
- # 13 Fidel Hernandez SS
As stated earlier, Patrick Overholt is the scheduled starter for Game 1 for the Threshers.
Updated at 3:35pm - Game 1 is in the books. Yankees win it 4-1.
Updated at 5:45pm - Game 2 is in the books. Threshers win 1-0.