Tonight’s game rained out, doubleheader tomorrow

A-Rod not missing a beat since return from DL
Brett Gardner begins hitting program, could have been activated tonight

Unsurprisingly, the ugly weather in New York has forced tonight’s series opener against the Blue Jays to be postponed. The two clubs will play a day-night doubleheader tomorrow, with the first game starting at 1pm ET. Andy Pettitte starts the day game and David Phelps the night game, with everyone else getting pushed back a day.

The most significant impact of the rain-out is that is pushes Pettitte’s return from the DL back a day, so he’ll only make three regular season starts instead of four now. Oh well, at least the bullpen gets another night off.

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A-Rod not missing a beat since return from DL
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  • gc

    They could conceivably get him into another game, whether it’s extra innings or coming in relief for a starter who gets pulled early. Not sure how willing they would be to do that, and of course, a lot depends on how the standings are at the time, but I would think Andy would be willing to get into a game situation like that if the opportunity arose. And if not, I wonder if there would possibly be a simulated game he could pitch to stay sharp. Thinking out loud…

  • Hardy

    At least he will be available for the first play-in game.

  • JLC 776

    Ugh… I’m scared enough of the A’s, having to throw Sweaty Freddy at them does not help relieve my anxiety. I wouldn’t want to see Phelps start because I honestly think he’s more valuable in the bullpen now.

    Fracking rain….

    • PhillyMatt

      Looks like Pettitte day game/Phelps night game and Hughes moved to Thursday, so we would have Nova, Sabathia, Kuroda for the A’s series.

      • JLC 776

        Ah, looks like the ninja-edited the article. This could be much better if the starters do their job. Phelps starts and is ready again for the bullpen by the time the A’s come into town.

  • Pat D

    Stupid Safari. I just posted a comment in the last thread about the game being off, and as soon as I did this article shows up.

  • Better off Eddard

    I’m not worried at all and I think this actually helps us. We’ll have two big game pitchers going tomorrow with a chance to take the series in one day. I’m not too confident in our Game 3 starter but maybe we can win a slugfest with the Jays.

    • Syrio Forel/Eddard/Occasional Troll

      david phelps is a big game pitcher? news to me.

      • gc

        It’s EddardWorld. One game constitutes irrefutable evidence.

        • jjyank

          Eddard World is the new RAB vacation destination, having overtaken Yooboo Land in recent weeks.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Always check the weather while in Eddard World. It’s like being in Denver. It could be 90 degrees one day and snowing the next.

    • Better off Eddard

      I guess Phil will pitch game 3 in the series so this gives us a very good chance now at a sweep. We probably didn’t have that chance without the rainout.

      • JimIsBored

        I know, we would have forgotten to send our guys up to the plate!

    • Laz

      Hughes is a decent pitcher. Sure he has some bad games, but his era is under 4.00. I think he will be the best pitcher of the series. Pettitte is just coming back, so I really am not expecting a perfect game, I would be happy with 6 ip 3 er.

  • Al in Houston

    Why Phelps tomorrow night? What happened to Hughes? Is something wrong?

    • Mike

      I don’t get it either much. It would make more sense to pitch Hughes in the night game. Pettitte will be limited so he’d probably throw somewhere from 5-6 innings. And you can’t excpect Phelps to pitch many more innings than that either. Hughes meanwhile has thrown 7 innings in 4 out of his past 6 starts.

      Would make more sense to use Hughes, but hopefully Phelps has a good game and can go 6+.

      I’ll be at tomorrow night’s game.

  • Anthony

    Hope the Mariners whoop the O’s today.

  • http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Drew

    I am assuming that todays game is scheduled for 1pm tomorrow and that tomorrows stays at its regularly scheduled time.

    • Trish

      That’s what Yankees.com is stating, yes. I had tickets for tonight’s game, glad the Yankees saw reason (or Doppler radar) and postponed early to save us a trip to the Bronx, which we’ll gladly take tomorrow.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        At least in Brooklyn, it hasn’t outright poured yet all day, but it’s looked crappier and crappier all day. I fully expect a monsoon exactly when it’s time to close out the office tnight.

  • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

    LOL

    • Go Back To Rainbow Connection

      A rainout is that funny? Why?

      • Big Members Only (formerly RI$P FTW)

        You just got trolled, sir.

  • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I’d much rather Hughes start one of the games tomorrow on regular rest and give Phelps the extra day. I have more confidence in Hughes going deeper in the night-cap which would be awesome if Pettitte runs out of pitches in the 4th or 5th in the day game.

  • Mike Myers

    No love for Phelps? Apparently you dont know his awesomeness

    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play......d=20086225

    • http://thecarsboneblog.tumblr.com Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Phelps is a good pitcher, don’t get me wrong, but I trust Hughes more to go deeper into a game is all, and when it comes to double headers, the name of the game is your starter going deep.

      • Mike

        Exactly. Makes more sense to start Hughes in the night game. Hopefully Phelps gives us a surprise and goes into the 7th.