Toronto Blue Jays
David Eckstein, SS
Shannon Stewart, LFÁlex Ríos, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Frank Thomas, DH
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Aaron Hill, 2B
Marco Scutaro, 3B
Gregg Zaun, C
Roy Halladay, RHP (16-7, 3.71 ERA in 2007)
New York Yankees
Johnny Damon, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, 1B
Robinson Canó, 2B
Jorge Posada, C
Hideki Matsui, DH
Melky Cabrera, CF
Chien-Ming Wang, RHP (19-7, 3.70 ERA in 2007)
Today marks the 84th andfinal Opening Day at The House That Ruth Built. TheYanks have won their last 10 home openers, the longest active streak in themajors and a franchise record. No jinxesplease!
Roy Halladay’s lifetime numbersagainst the Yanks are pretty darn good (10-4, 2.99 ERA in 26 games). They haven't beaten him since Sept 21, 2004 and he has thoroughly dominated ever since (4-0, 1.77 ERA in 8 starts).
Wang’s overall career numbersagainst the Jays are respectable (3-2, 4.20 ERA in 7 games), but they hit him prettyhard in 2007 (0-2, 6.35 ERA in 3 starts). On a side note, Wang celebrates his 28th birthday today.
Finally, a note on GameThreads. In addition to the variousupgrades we’ve already seen since the re-launch, there will be more improvements regarding this feature as well but the bugs and kinks haven’t been completely ironed outyet. There's still an issue with SB Nation and the data feed provider so you will likely encounter some funky-looking line scores and stats until these issues are resolved.
In the meantime, I'll keep using the same format as I did last season (logos and all) since it is only temporary.
[Note by anaconda, 03/31/08 12:50 PM EDT ] ESPN reports the start of the game has been pushed back to 2 pm.
[Note by anaconda, 03/31/08 2:21 PM EDT ] Pete Abe says the chatter around the ballpark is that the game will be canceled and played tomorrow night. We'll see.
[Note by anaconda, 03/31/08 2:28 PM EDT ] YES Network has confirmed the game has been called and re-scheduled for tomorrow at 7:05 pm.
Well, that sucks.