For the first time in 2013, it looks like the weather may interfere with a Yankees game. The forecast in Cleveland calls for rain tonight, though it appears there might be just enough of a window to squeeze nine innings in. I’ll settle for a rain-shortened five-inning win if I have to.
The Yankees do not come back to Cleveland at all this year, so if tonight’s game is indeed postponed due to weather, they’ll either have to play a doubleheader tomorrow or lose an off-day at some point later in the summer. Since it’s so early in the season, I’d rather just play the two games tomorrow if it comes to that. Call up the 26th man (Cody Eppley?) and get it over with. Hopefully they can play tonight and all of this is moot. Here’s the lineup…
- CF Brett Gardner
- 2B Robinson Cano
- 3B Kevin Youkilis
- DH Travis Hafner
- LF Vernon Wells
- RF Brennan Boesch
- SS Eduardo Nunez
- 1B Lyle Overbay
- C Chris Stewart
And on the mound is the most frustrating pitcher in the rotation, Ivan Nova.
Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on YES locally and ESPN2 nationally, but again, the weather may throw a wrench into that. Enjoy the game if they do play.
Phil Hughes News: Hughes is battling a nasty stomach bug according to Joe Girardi and might not be able to pitch as scheduled on Thursday. If he can’t go, it’ll be either Adam Warren or David Phelps.
Update (6:43pm): The game will not start on time and we are in a “holding pattern.” Not sure what that means, but okay.
Update (7:55pm): The game has been postponed. No word on the makeup date yet, but there will not be a doubleheader tomorrow. That means both teams will lose an off-day at since point and the Yankees will have to trek back to Cleveland. Sucks. Use this as an open thread instead.