New item on the Citi Field menu this weekend is called the “Michael Conforto.” Dish contains “Elbow” macaroni served with “Lean” beef.
The Yankees and Rays, expected to run 1-2 in the A.L. East, have both looked rusty in the opening week. They will play a three-game set this weekend at the Trop and a couple of vets wearing new unis will start. Tampa’s Rich (Over the) Hill made his Rays debut against the Marlins and was lit up for four runs in four frames. The 41-year-old Hill will attempt to get back on track facing a Bombers lineup that is superior to Miami’s. As Chris Russo would say, “That’s a tough spot, Mikey.” Corey Kluber went four innings in his first outing in pinstripes. He allowed one run to the Jays. Yanks are hoping the two-time Cy Young winner can regain his form and provide a 1-2 punch behind ace Gerrit Cole. Playing the Yankees for 20 units.
Cubs doubled up the pitiful Pirates 4-2. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez took Tyler Anderson deep. Anthony Rizzo’s solo blast put the game away. Loss has us -325 stargells.