The Yankees don’t open their three-game series in Oakland until later tonight, so here’s an open thread to hold you over until the regular game thread comes along. The Mets are playing the Cardinals (Hefner vs. Wacha) and for those of you in the Tri-State Area, MLB Network will show the Giants vs. Pirates. Former Yankees first rounder Gerrit Cole will be making his big league debut for Pittsburgh. You could also tune into the MLB.tv Free Game of the Day to watch Chien-Ming Wang to return to the big leagues with the Blue Jays. Game Three of the NBA Finals is on as well, so talk about those games or anything else here. Go nuts.