Washed out in Tampa
Tonight’s game between the Yankees and Braves has been cancelled. For ticket refund information, visit www.steinbrennerfield.com.
The fallout from the rainout is this – A.J. Burnett was forced to retreat to the batting cages under the right-field seats, where he was to throw a three-inning simulated game, without batters. Burnett was supposed to throw 18 pitches, sit down, then repeat with 17 and 15 pitches in the ‘innings.’
That keeps him on schedule, but to move camp along, Joe Girardi said that he’s planning on bringing some of the pitchers who were scheduled to work tonight on tomorrow’s trip to play the Nationals in Viera, Fla. Jonathan Albaladejo, Boone Logan, Royce Ring and David Robertson were set to join starter Andy Pettitte and Sergio Mitre on the trip.
That is … if they go. Girardi said he expected to hear by 7:30 a.m. if the Nationals expected to be able to play the game at all, with more inclement weather in the forecast. If the green light is given, the bus wheels hit road at 7:45 a.m. If not, Girardi said the Yankees could have a five or six inning intrasquad game in Tampa to keep everything on track.
Got all that? We’ll see what the plan is bright and early tomorrow.