Let’s play two! (Sort of.)
A rainout Sunday makes for a busy Monday at Yankees camp. Here’s how Joe Girardi and Dave Eiland figured out the dilemma they were facing, of making sure eight pitchers could see mound time against live hitters with one game to play — create another game!
10:30 a.m. – Intrasquad game at George M. Steinbrenner Field — Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Damaso Marte vs. Joba Chamberlain, Chan Ho Park and Dave Robertson.
1:05 p.m. – A.J. Burnett starts for Yankees at Phillies in Clearwater, Fla.; Phil Hughes relieves.
Problem solved. Read into that what you will about the fifth starter competition and Joba vs. Phil.