Yankees Begin 2014 Season Tonight At Houston
Game time is 7:10 p.m. tonight. According to an article by By John Schlegel on mlb.com:
“It will be Opening Day for everyone at Minute Maid Park, but in the spotlight will be a certain shortstop wearing No. 2 in gray, playing for the visiting Yankees in Game No. 1 of his last 162.
There’s plenty of anticipation to go around for both the Yankees after their extravagant offseason and the Astros as they head into what they hope is a breakthrough season, but this is where Derek Jeter’s farewell tour begins, and that’s a storyline that’s hard to miss.
Everything begins for both clubs with slimmed-down lefty CC Sabathia making his sixth consecutive Opening Day start for the Yanks, his 11th overall, against Astros right-hander Scott Feldman, making his first appearance for Houston in his second career Opening Day assignment (2010 with Texas) — a matchup of 6-foot-7 pitchers.
Feldman’s road to this Opening Day start included a couple of changes of uniform. A year ago, Feldman was the No. 4 starter for the Cubs, and then was dealt to the Orioles for the stretch run. After a combined 12-12 mark with a 3.86 ERA in 30 starts, a season that compares favorably with his previous peak in 2009, the 31-year-old hit the free-agent market and signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Astros.”