The 2014 MLB live stream and TV schedule is officially gotten under way and already we have seen some drama! Yesterday fans were treated to a walk off home run in Pittsburgh off the bat of Neil Walker as the Pirates defeated the Cubs 1-0. In Detroit, Tigers shortstop Alex Gonzalez made his Motown debut a memorable one by hitting a walk off single in the bottom of the 9th as the Tigers rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Kansas City 4-3. Whew, and that’s just Opening Day part one.
According to an ESPN report on April 1, the New York Yankees and Houston Astros will kick off their Opening Day tonight when these two team collide in Houston. New York will send CC Sabathia to the mound as the Yankees look to rebound in 2014.
One year after Mariano Rivera retired, Yankee fans will brace to see All-Star shortstop Derek Jeter make his final appearance on their Opening Day roster. Jeter admits he is always nervous on Opening Day, but this year may be a bit different.
"I'm trying to treat it like any other opening day," he said, "and every opening day is special where you have butterflies and you have nerves and I think that's a good thing. I don't foresee this being any different."
Jeter is the last of the Yankees “Fab Four” to call it a career. For many years the New York cornerstone included Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter. One person that will miss the captain more than anyone is Yankees skipper Joe Girardi.
"Obviously we're going to miss him and I'm going to try to soak up as much of this as I can this year," manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees worked out on Monday in Houston. "It's unfortunate, all good things do come to an end but it's been a nice journey and I've been a part of it and I'm thankful."
The Yankees will try to get off to a good start this season and facing the worst team in 2013, the Houston Astros, could be the remedy they need. The three game series gets underway tonight and will conclude on Thursday.
Yankee fans can catch the action on MLB ‘s Extra Innings package nationally on TV and streaming online. Major League Baseball has waived the fees for the first week of play on all of their Extra Inning packages so fans can enjoys every game from now until Sunday, April 6.
Here are tonight’s game facts.
Who: Yankees vs. Astros
What: Opening Day 2014
When: 7:10 pm. EST
Vegas line: NY Yankees -165, Over/Under 8.5
Pitchers: NY – CC Sabathia, Houston – Scott Feldman