The New York Yankees were supposed to be two games into a four-game series against the Phillies right about now, but that is no longer the case and instead, they will be facing off against the Baltimore Orioles.
The New York Yankees have had a bizarre week after it was announced several Marlins players had COVID-19. With the Marlins having just played in Philadelphia, the MLB decided it was best to postpone the Yankees-Phillies series for everyone’s safety.
With the Yankees series being postponed, as well as the Marlins-Orioles series being postponed, that left two teams, the Yankees and Orioles, with a four-game gap and they had no players or staff test positive for COVID.
That being said, the MLB decided to schedule a two-game series between the Yankees and Orioles for Wednesday, July 29th, and Thursday, July 30th in Baltimore.
This likely means the Yankees will be playing the Orioles 12 times this season. However, the MLB could also decide to give the Yankees a two-game series against the Phillies, and the Orioles a two-game series against the Marlins, later in the season.
How would this work you ask? Well, the Yankees are scheduled to play the Orioles from August 3rd-August 5th, and on August 4th and 5th, the Phillies are scheduled to play the Marlins, the same is true from September 10th-13th.
This being said, if the MLB really wanted to, they could make it work where the Yankees still play the Phillies, and the Orioles still play the Marlins, later in the season.
Will this happen? Probably not, but it could.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Yankees-Orioles series scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday: