The Yankees opened the home portion of their season with a 4-2 victory over the Orioles yesterday afternoon which was great but as with all aspects of life there is always bad news to go along with the good news. In the Yankees’ case it was closer David Robertson being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. Because of that and because Shawn Kelley pitched two games in a row, the Yankees don’t actually have a closer for today. At least they don’t according to what manager Joe Girardi told the beat writers before the game.
And in “is this actually happening or are they celebrating April Fools’ Day late” news, Francisco Cervelli will be the starting first baseman this afternoon.
This could be an extremely frustrating game to watch or the Yankees will shock everyone and win convincingly.
Here are your lineups:
Today’s pitching matchup is Wei-Yin Chen LHP vs.…