The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are beginning a budding rivalry since the Rangers surge to the top of the American League.
Fans are usually very vocal especially with opposing outfielders being so close the the stands. Last night in the second game of the three game set between New York and Texas, Yankees' outfielder Andruw Jones was seen warming up between innings with a Ranger fan in the stands as reported by Steve DelVecchio of Yardbarker.com.
At Yankee Stadium the third outfielder usually plays catch with one of the ball boys, but since no one was available at Rangers Ballpark for Jones he enlisted the help of a Rangers fan. Jones whether he knew it or on not will help the fans feel like they are part of the action. Players can't really sign autographs during a game so this gesture by Jones is the next best thing. After they were done tossing he let the guy keep the ball.
Nice going Jones, next time you play outfield in Yankee Stadium some hometown fan will want their chance.
Michael Pineda on Tuesday had his MRI and was seen by Yankee team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad. No results were released and Pineda will see the Met team physician David Altchek for a second opinion as requested by Pineda's agent. The request by the agent was made before Pineda had the MRI on Tuesday.
Andy Pettitte is scheduled tonight to start for the Yankee Double-A Trenton Thunder. Manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com, "Now, you're starting to get some higher pitch counts and you want to see how he's bouncing back." The Yankees expect Pettitte to pitch between 80-85 pitches tonight.
Derek Jeter is the first Yankee since 1903 to have 30 hits within the first 17 games to begin the season. The Captain has been on fire batting .416 and a .436 OBP.
Tonight is the rubber match in the series finale between the Yankees and Rangers. RHP Phil Hughes will start for New York and RHP Scott Feldman will be on the hill for Texas in this 8:05 p.m. ET start.
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