With another early spring snowstorm hitting Yankee Stadium and the rest of New York City Monday morning, the Bombers have postponed their Opening Day matinee against the Rays, the team announced. One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field.
Over on the Yankees' side, they're fresh off a set versus Toronto. NY hit six homers and scored 17 times but batted.209 (28-for-134).
More snow expected for the Valley
But conditions were expected to greatly improve by early afternoon, as the storm moved out and temperatures rose into the low 40s. A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Minnesota and west central Wisconsin tonight through Tuesday .
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he still plans to start lefty Jordan Montgomery, instead of moving Luis Severino up a day. The right-hander was 2-3 with a 4.19 in eight starts last season and is 0-1 with an 11.74 ERA in five outings (one start) against the Yankees. Stroman allowed four runs, all in the third inning, and three hits, also all in the third, over five innings. The game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets has been rescheduled for July 9. Tampa Bay lost three of four to the Boston Red Sox.
The AL East should be a fun division to watch this year, and this game marks the Yankees' home opener in their "World Series or Bust" campaign.
Koreas fix April date for summit
Tension was high in the area previous year after North Korea carried out repeated tests of nuclear weapons and missiles. SUMMIT OF 2018 Moon, a liberal who took office last May, and Kim will meet at a border village on April 27.
Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar only stole 15 bases a year ago for Toronto, but he raised his season total to three in one inning by stealing second, third and home in succession against the Yankees.
"I threw him some really good pitches", Robertson said.
Soaking Rain Moves In Wednesday
In the higher elevations along and west of the Blue Ridge a light wintry mix of freezing rain and sleet will be possible. Low temperatures will stay in the low to mid 40s with winds from the north increasing to 10 miles per hour by morning.