Ernie Banks must be a happy man today. His Cubs and the Yankees will play their 2-game series as a 1-day doubleheader after being rained out last night. Here's what you need to know to be prepared:
- The rotation order will not change for New York. Masahiro Tanaka will pitch the afternoon game and Michael Pineda will pitch the nightcap.
- Because this game is happening with less than 48 hours notice, neither team will be able to add a 26th man to their active rosters.
- Because of the rainout yesterday, the Yanks will need another starter on Sunday in place of Tanaka. He'll get back on his regular rest schedule thanks to the off-day next Monday.
- Derek Jeter is still scheduled to play today, although probably not in both games. Sounds like Brian Roberts will be held out.
- Because they missed out on honoring Jackie Robinson yesterday, both teams will wear number 42 in the night game tonight.