It may or may not rain heavily in Detroit, and that’s both good and bad for the Yankees. It’s good because they can use the extra day off to rest up their injured players as well as avoid giving Sergio Mitre another start, but it’s bad because they aren’t scheduled to make another trip to Detroit this season. To make this one up, they’d have to return to MoTown on a mutual off day (June 7th and Sept. 16th appear to be the only realistic options for a makeup date), which is something neither team wants to do, or they’d have to wait until the end of the season and make it up only if impacts the final standings. That doesn’t happen very often and the league hates doing it, so expect them to lose a future off day if they can’t get the game in today.
Here’s the lineup that’ll face Justin Verlander…
And on the mound, Carsten Charles Sabathia.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET, and if they do start this one up, you can see it on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. Also, today is our weekly game chat, so join in at 1pm after the jump.