Greetings from Baltimore
The Yankees have arrived in Baltimore, where the American League Division Series is set to open tomorrow night. Today, the Yankees will have a workout at Camden Yards, as will the Orioles, who traveled home following their victory over the Rangers in last night’s Wild Card playoff game in Arlington.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is scheduled to meet the media at 4 p.m. ET, and though Girardi said he may wait until tomorrow morning to announce his roster, perhaps he’ll at least be able to announce his pitching rotation beyond CC Sabathia.
I’m hazarding a guess that Andy Pettitte will be his Game 2 starter, but Pettitte declined to answer that yesterday until Girardi addresses it. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti playfully tried to circumvent Pettitte’s stone wall, asking if Pettitte would wear gray pants or pinstripes for his start. Pettitte chuckled and said that might spoil the surprise.
We at least have a couple of hints about the playoff roster thanks to Twitter:
Additionally, Cory Wade and Casey McGehee were spotted on their way out of the clubhouse last night.
Sabathia will chat with the media at 4:15 p.m., and the Yankees will be on the field from 4:15 to 5:30. Buck Showalter will announce his Game 1 starter at his 5 p.m. press briefing; at least, he’d better, because the starter is set to talk to the media at 5:15. The Orioles will be on the field from 5:45 to 7 p.m.