Rained out: Yanks-Sox postponed tonight

Sunday Conversation with Mariano Rivera
Rainy Sunday Night Open Thread

Tonight’s game has been postponed, the Yankees have announced. The makeup date has yet to be determined. The Yankees return to Fenway Park the series immediately before the All-Star break and right in the middle of September (11th-13th). They could play a doubleheader or make the game up during their mutual off-day on September 10th.

The good news is that the Yankees will be able to catch an early flight to Texas for their three-game series against the Rangers starting Monday. Hooray for that.

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Sunday Conversation with Mariano Rivera
Rainy Sunday Night Open Thread
  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Does this mean CC is going to miss a start?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      No chance, he’ll pitch tomorrow. This also sets up a Yu Darvish-Hiroki Kuroda matchup on Tuesday.

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        Leading me to my gripe about how THE YANKEES ALWAYS GET THE SECOND BEST JAPANESE PITCHER!

  • CC

    Maybe not a horrible thing, it was going to be a long game, night and flight to Texas for another ESPN game. Hopefully a little rest will help them out.

    • Dummies Playing With Balls (formerly Rainbow Connection)

      What help do they need? They just destroyed the Sox twice.

      • CC

        Texas is going to be a tough series and they’re playing well.

    • CJ

      The extra rest really helps Jon and Suzyn. That’s the most important thing.

      • ThisIsBaseball

        This.

  • Clyde Barrow

    It is a bad thing because we had our ace on the mound against a wounded rival. The Red Sox would have gone into a tailspin if we had swept them. You heard the fans booing Bobby V yesterday. There’s blood in the water and winning the division is so much more important this year.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      Exactly because of this stupid wild card format. I hate the one game style. The team that wins will lose the AL/NLDS anyway because they had to use their ace to win the first game. Also chances are the Red Sox will be hot when we play them next.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      We’ll have our ace against a better team tomorrow.

  • Bo Knows

    I hope Joe does some shuffling so Nova can pitch against Texas…I do not trust Phil right now against Texas

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      If it had been his start today he would be able to… But let’s see.. Today is his second rest day… They could try to get him in game three but I doubt it. Also remember we all reference Hughes pitching amazing against texas when trying to console ourselves about how poorly he’s done.

    • Steve (different one)

      Why would he do that? It’s either Texas or Detroit for Hughes. Both games are equally important/difficult.

      • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

        I guess it depends on what team you want to beat? Can we please rush Pettitte up so I never have to look at Sweaty Freddie again?

        • GardnergoesYardner

          A win is a win, it doesn’t matter who you beat. Hughes needs to figure out his issues and improve his secondary pitches to put hitters away as both Texas and Detroit have hitters who will make you pay for your mistakes.

          And as much as I agree that Freddy should not be in the rotation, rushing a 40 year old pitcher who hasn’t played in a year and a half only leads to trouble.

          • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

            Then a trade for Jamie Moyer seems appropriate

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I think you want to beat every team you face.

      • Bo Knows

        detroit is Verlander, prince, miggy and some guys (slight exageration but not by much) Texas is the deepest most balanced team in baseball. I trust Nova far more to be able to beat them than Hughes

        • Steve (different one)

          Agree that Texas looks like the best team in baseball. But my point is that these teams are not in our division, nor are they likely to be challenged for their division title and therefore not really WC contenders. IOW, neither team is a direct competitor. Each game counts the same. Fielder might hit the 4 train facing Hughes. Both series will be very tough. The only change I think worth making is skipping Garcia.

    • CJ

      Don’t think it matters much. Nova or Hughes will not keep a hot Texas team at 3 runs or less. Yanks are going to need to bring their hot bats to beat Texas, 6 runs or more per game.

  • 28 this year

    At least this leaves the taste of yesterday in the tastes of the Red Sox’s mouths. We always talk about wanting to play everyday to get over the bad tastes but at least this gives the Red Sox a crappy taste for another night.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    7/1/04 game on YES right now. My son is getting quite the education. I just won’t tell him how the rest of that season turned out.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      In the words of Michael Kay, “That’s one of the greatest games (pause) you will ever see.”

      • CJ

        Think Michael Kay would’ve referred to yesterday’s game as “unmanageable”? He was probably glad he wasn’t “working”

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Shame we couldn’t kick the Sox one more time when they were down, but the fact of the matter is that the ESPN game was not going to end before 11, and much likely well after, considering the past history of these games. The Yanks would not have left Boston before midnight, in which case the would not have landed in Texas before 3:30/4:00 in the morning. I don’t care who you are, that is a hellish night. Better for Yanks that they get a more comfortable travel schedule.

    I don’t think I’m the only one of this mindset when I say Sunday Night Baseball should not exist. If ESPN is really concerned about their one game a week that is exculsively on their network, make it Saturday Night oor Sunday Afternoon Baseball. The current configuration routinely screws with two fanbases a week.

  • Kevin G.

    At least now we get to save CC for the 1998 Yankees Texas Rangers.

    • that guy

      The Texas Rangers have reached Yankee prospect status.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Beltre out (hamstring) for the series.

    • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

      I guess that’s good. Now we only have to worry about Michael Young, Ian Kinsler, Josh Hamilton, and the best hitter in baseball Yu Darvish.

      • Pat D

        Fuck Michael Young.

      • Jesse

        Also Nelson Cruz. He can be a bitch to the Yankees.

        • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

          Yeah I forgot Cruz

  • Joe M.

    I had tickets for the game tonight. Anybody know how rescheduling works and where that information will be posted?

    • Countryclub

      At some point the teams will negotiate with each other but it could be weeks before you know the makeup date.

  • 86general

    Happy with the rainout. We leave on a high. If we lost tonight, it would have made yesterday’s win seem wasted, in a way.

    • sevrox

      A wasted win? Joking, right?

    • RetroRob

      Uh, no.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      So every win followed by a loss is “wasted”? Not a lot of good days out there, I guess.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Maybe this will allow the Yankees to skip Garcia for a start. He has been pretty terrible and a few extras days hopefully will help.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Without Freddie, there is no epic comeback.

  • Countryclub

    Today’s rainout means that CC pitches in both upcoming series.

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Kuroda vs. Darvish on Tuesday. The Japanese media just had a minor orgasm.

    • Pat D

      That’s a very tasteless joke.

      • Paul VuvuZuvella

        Really? A game between two First Place teams in The US each featuring a Japanese starting pitcher will create a lot of interest in Japan, sell a lot of newspapers, etc. I really didn’t think it was tasteless at all.

      • FIPster Doofus

        No it isn’t.

        • Pat D

          No, it’s just my mind was somewhere else is all.

          I guess I was thinking too dirty…

    • Rainbow connection

      Were the pubes blurred out?

  • Mike Nitabach

    I am watching some college softball, and the way these women do that circular windup pitch looks painful. Anybody know whether that is harder on the arm than a baseball pitch?

    Speaking of Japanese pitchers, how funny was it when Kei Igawa lit a pyre with his glove and jersey after a shitty outing?

    • Sarah

      That is a great question. I always wonder that too. Looks really hard on the shoulder!

      • pat

        The underhand motion is actually a lot less stressful on the shoulder than throwing overhand.

    • Joe B.

      Pitching in softball is much, much easier on the arm than an overhand throw. I remember in high school our softball team had one pitcher who would start three or four games a week, all season. It looks very different but there isn’t nearly the same stress on the elbow as when you throw a ball overhand.

      • Sarah

        Thanks for sharing.

  • DM

    Good news for the bullpen.

  • Dino Velvet

    Man, I was looking forward to Fenway booooing Valentine and chanting “Tito, Tito”.

    • GardnergoesYardner

      I was looking forward to the awkward line of questioning from Shulman and Hershiser to Francona when those chants started.

      • Havok9120

        Me too. Thats the greatest loss here.

  • Havok9120

    Bobby V has announced that, as a result of this, Bard will skip his turn in the rotation and be available out of the pen this week.

    Oh snap. Was he in Japan while we blew up Joba?