August 14, 2020

Yankees could be seeing a lot of the Phillies soon (New York Post)

Looking three days ahead where the big-league schedule is concerned can be a waste of thinking with the way the map changes almost daily due to positive tests for COVID-19 by major leaguers and staff members.

So, while the Yankees playing the Phillies four times next week — two in The Bronx and two in South Philly — is a strong possibility it wasn’t officially on the docket Friday evening.

The Phillies haven’t played since last Sunday when they played host to the COVID-19 infected Marlins and won’t play this weekend.

“I don’t know anything for certain yet,’’ said Aaron Boone, whose team was supposed to face the Phillies in Philly this past Monday and Tuesday before the games were postponed. “I know there is some optimism there, but it is still too early to know one way or another.’’

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Four games against the Phillies would force the Yankees and Rays to play four in three days in St. Petersburg starting Friday. Two of those games would require a pair of seven-inning games in a doubleheader.

Boone said the reduction of innings for a twin bill is understandable for this strange season.

“I am OK with that, I think there is…

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