Wintery weather in NY; Rays-Yankees game postponed

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Yankees fans looking forward to Monday's home opener will have to wait a little bit longer thanks to a springtime snowstorm.

Baseball, a game that is often all about cold beer and hot dogs on a warm day, didn't feel quite so seasonal in NY on Monday as the Yankees spring opener was postponed. due to snow.

It is rescheduled for 4:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Travel around the area also is hard, with roads becoming covered by snow and visibilities down to a quarter-mile. Although they haven't been as stellar as the Yankees' starters, they've given the team a chance to win the games by keeping the Bronx Bombers within reach.

Instead of facing Austin Pruitt, who has started just eight games in the majors and isn't even in the Rays' rotation, the Yankees will have to go up against Chris Archer on Tuesday and Blake Snell on Wednesday.

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The Blue Jays struck out 45 times in the four game series. The Mets opened their season by winning two of three against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. The Blue Jays need another big year by their first baseman. The Yankees power duo of Judge and Stanton has been compared to the Murderer's Grow lineup that featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig in the 1920s. It will be the 116th home opener in franchise history.

In the bottom of the eighth inning, Boone chose to have David Robertson intentionally walk Josh Donaldson, who had good career numbers against the pitcher but hadn't been good in most of the four-game series, to load the bases for Justin Smoak, who had poor career numbers against the reliever but was red-hot all series. One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field. "We felt like this was built in for [Montgomery]".

"I'm glad I was thinking the way I was thinking", Smoak said of his decision to look for the fastball.

Tickets for Monday's game will be honored for the makeup game or for any regular season home game through the end of the season, subject to availability, the team said. He covered high school and college sports, then shifted to the Jets beat.

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