Friday, July 8, 2011

Rainout Could Make Jeter's Quest For 3,000th Hit At Yankee Stadium Difficult

Tonight's scheduled game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium has been called due to heavy rains.  The rainout delays Derek Jeter's quest for 3,000 hits and stalls the hit count at 2,998.  The cancellation slims Jeter's from getting his milestone 3,000th hit at Yankee Stadium by one-third.

Word from the Yankees is the the game will be made up on September 22. A request for a doubleheader this weekend was denied by the Rays.

Jeter was scheduled to bat second in the Yankees lineup and is only two hits short of the big 3K.   Jeter now has only two home games, this Saturday and Sunday, to get the historic hit in front of New York fans at Yankee Stadium before the team hits the road.

Local weather reports predict near perfect weather, sunny and in the mid-80's, for Saturday and Sunday's games.

After the All-Star break, Monday through Wednesday, the Yankees head to Toronto on the first game of an eight-game road trip.

The Yankees return to Yankee Stadium on July 22 to face the Oakland A's.

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