This afternoon, the Yankees will face off against the Virginia Tech baseball team in a seven-inning game. The game is part of a community-building event memorializing those who died during the campus shooting almost a year ago. As others have detailed, this game and the Yanks’ presence on campus means a lot to the Virginia Tech community.
Baseball-wise, the Yanks are bringing their A lineup but their B pitchers. Mike Mussina stayed back in Tampa to get in some work against the Blue Jays’ AAA team. The game today will feature Jeff Karstens as the starting pitcher. It’s available for free on MLB.tv, and it’s airing on YES. I would guess this to be the Yanks’ Opening Day lineup had the suspensions not come down.