The Yankees lost two icons of baseball during the past week. Bob Sheppard, 'The Voice of God,' the PA announcer from 1951 to 2007, passed away at 99 last Sunday. And of course, 'The Boss,' George Steinbrenner III, the owner from 1973 to 2010 (the longest in franchise history), fell to a heart attack Tuesday morning. Make sure you tune to the game early to see them honored.
This is the start of a tough homestand against the Rays and Angels (and then the Royals).
3 game series vs Rays @ Yankee Stadium
Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, Jul 16, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
James Shields vs CC Sabathia
Mostly clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 95.
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|Sat 07/17||4:10 PM EDT|
|Sun 07/18||1:05 PM EDT|
The last time CC faced the Rays was that near no-hitter back in April when he threw 111 pitches... He hasn't allowed more than one earned run since June 15th... Hasn't allowed more than three since May... Shields has been just the opposite: Hasn't allowed fewer than three earned runs in any start since May 25th.
Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees
07/16/10 7:05 PM EDT
|Tampa Bay Rays||New York Yankees|
|B.J. Upton - CF||Derek Jeter - SS|
|Carl Crawford - LF||Nick Swisher - RF|
|Evan Longoria - 3B||Mark Teixeira - 1B|
|Carlos Pena - 1B||Alex Rodriguez - 3B|
|Ben Zobrist - 2B||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Kelly Shoppach - C||Jorge Posada - C|
|Willy Aybar - DH||Curtis Granderson - CF|
|Gabe Kapler - RF||Juan Miranda - DH|
|Jason Bartlett - SS||Brett Gardner - LF|
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