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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Domingo German vs. Yonny Chirinos

The Yankees and Rays play their first of two here in the Bronx.

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Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Let’s play two!

The Mind Flayer made an appearance at Yankee Stadium last night and brought the rain that postponed last night’s scheduled game between the Yankees and the Rays to this afternoon. With the Rays not returning to New York at all this season (a strange quirk of the schedule), the Battle for the East will continue with a six-hour baseball extravaganza starting at 3:00 EDT.

If the weather cooperates. Again.

The pitching matchup remains the same as last night, as Domingo German (11-2, 3.40 ERA, 3.81 FIP will get the ball for the Yankees and Yonny Chirinos (8-4, 3.11 ERA, 4.19 FIP) will get the ball for the Rays. The Yankees’ young right-hander has regained his ace-like form in his first two starts since returning from the IL on July 3, giving up only one run in 12 innings, striking out 13 and walking none. Chirinos is on a similar hot streak, pitching at least six innings and limiting opponents to three earned runs or fewer in his last seven starts, dating back to June 7.

Both lineups are also the same as last night, making everybody’s job just so slightly easier.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 EDT, and we’ll keep you posted should anything change. You can catch the game on the YES Network or the MLB Network (out-of-market only), listen along at either WFAN 660/101.9 FM or WADO 1280, or stream the game at

Let’s go Yankees! Let’s go clear skies!

Update 2:38 EDT:

Here we go again.