On Monday, the Bombers will look to make it three in a row before moving on to face another Pennsylvania opponent in the Pirates.
In the first two meetings, New York has won 8-5 and 7-4 on Saturday and Sunday respectively. So far, Curtis Granderson has appeared to stay hot even through winter, hitting a home run and scoring twice in the first contest. Then yesterday Alex Rodriguez hit a bomb off of Roy Halladay, en route to a 3 for 3 afternoon.
For Philadelphia, Hunter Pence went deep on Sunday in a losing effort off of Freddy Garcia after doing so the day before against Ivan Nova. Jonathan Papelbon has also been a noticeable bright spot in a very small sample size, throwing a 1-2-3 inning on Saturday.
As for the rest of this week's schedule:
Tuesday: New York at Pittsburgh
Interesting to see how much the Pirates have continued to improve under Clint Hurdle.
Wednesday: Tampa Bay at New York
Two World Series favorites meet for the first time
Thursday: New York at Toronto
A good time to see Jose Bautista, when the games don't count.
Friday: Atlanta at New York
The Yankees get a nice look at a team primed for a postseason run.
Saturday:New York at Atlanta
So nice, they'll do it twice.
Sunday: Philadelphia at NY Yankees
And we start again...