Game 70: Welcome Back POSTPONED

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So Don Mattingly is back in New York. I’m sure he’ll entertain plenty of cheers and ovation, but it’ll be even sweeter to see the Yankees pull out a win with the type of line up they’re sporting.

Brett Gardner CF
Jayson Nix SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Thomas Neal DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
David Adams 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Chris Stewart C

On the mound, Phil Hughes takes on LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu.

The radar looks absolutely dreadful, and we’ve already been told that the game will start in a delay. If they do get this one in, you can catch it on MY9 and the MLB Network.

Also, just an update on Michael Pineda. In an interview on ESPN NY, Brian Cashman said that Pineda will make his next rehab start on Thursday in Tampa. It seems early, but after this next rehab start, Pineda will either be sent to the major leagues or optioned to Triple-A. Cashman has been coy about this since the winter, and it seems inevitable that Pineda will end up with his service time limited and doing rehab work in Scranton. The Yankees will do this to regain a year of lost team control, and I’m sure the union will be furious.

Update: The game is indeed postponed. I suggest catching Zack Wheeler’s debut on SNY, otherwise we’ll see you tomorrow for a day/night doubleheader.