Apr
11

Game Nine: More Rain

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(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

The Yankees and Indians were rained out last night, and unfortunately tonight’s forecast isn’t looking any better. If anything, it actually looks worse. Timing is everything though, so maybe the rain will hold off long enough for them to squeeze the game in before returning back to New York.

Because the Yankees do not make another trip to Cleveland this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if they waited as long as possible to get this game in. Remember two or three years ago when that game against the Orioles started at like, 11:45pm ET? Something like that. Then again, it is only April, maybe they won’t wait around as long and instead worry about the scheduling later. I just don’t want an older roster to lose too many precious off-days during the summer. On the other hand, every game postponed this month is one fewer game the Yankees will have to play without Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira et al. Here’s the starting lineup…

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. 3B Kevin Youkilis
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. LF Vernon Wells
  6. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  7. SS Eduardo Nunez
  8. 1B Lyle Overbay
  9. C Frankie Cervelli

And on the mound is the one-time All-Star, Phil Hughes.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start a little after 7pm ET but the rain, blah blah blah yadda yadda yadda. You can watch this one on YES locally and MLB Network nationally whenever it does begin. Enjoy.

Rotation Update: The Yankees have already sent CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda, and Andy Pettitte back to New York so they wouldn’t have to wait around for the rain with the rest of the team in Cleveland. The trio is scheduled to start against the Orioles this weekend.

Mark Teixeira Update: Teixeira and his injured wrist will be re-evaluated tomorrow and he hopes to be cleared to swing a bat. If he is, he’ll start with a fungo bat and gradually work his way up. He’s optimistic he’ll be able to take full batting practice next week and play in Extended Spring training soon thereafter.

Update (6:39pm): The game will not start on time, it was just announced. It hasn’t started raining yet in Cleveland, but it will soon. No word on a tentative start time. This … might be a while.

Update (8:07pm): They’re saying the game will start at 8:30pm ET.

Update (8:34pm): Apparently the ceremonial first pitch has been thrown and the lineups have been announced, but the tarp is still on the field. Okay then.

Update (8:55pm): Indians closer Chris Perez said the game has been postponed on Twitter. No official word yet.

Update (9:02pm): Yep, the game has officially been postponed. Same deal as yesterday’s game, meaning no word on a makeup date.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Pasta

    Please dont rush teixera i cant take a reinjure report.
    Jeter and grandy will make this line up crank soon enough.

  • Pasta

    Rain out
    Not a bad thing will have a better line for make up games

    • Winter

      For anyone confused by Pasta’s comment, afaik the game hasn’t been postponed. He’s just commenting about if it’s rained out.

      Unless he has inside info that’s not online.

  • Joltin’ Joe

    I understand why teams don’t like weekday matinees but they make sense early in the year.

    • trr

      TV $$$ I suppose

      • MannyGeee

        The North side of Chicago & Yawkey Way disagree.

        • Havok9120

          The North Side? Pffft. Everyone knows that the South Side of Chicogo is the baddest part of town.

          /JimCroce’d

  • Havok9120

    I remain optimistic- fanatically so- that they’ll get the game in. The weather report actually makes it seem doable.

  • Eddard

    Just when the club was gaining momentum this had to happen two days in a row. They could have went into the Os series on a 5 game win streak with how the bats have come alive against bad Indians pitching.

  • Havok9120

    If the weather channel has it anywhere near right at the moment they’ll get the game in. Supposed to start raining around now, clear up before 7:45, then not start up again until 9 (35% chance) and clear up within 20 minutes for the rest of the night.

    Here’s hoping they’re correct.

  • Eddard

    I said before that by late May we’ll have Jeter, Teixera and Granderson back and I believe it. Teixera thinks he’ll be playing in games in 2 weeks so certainly he’ll be back by late May unless there’s a setback. Granderson will be back in early May. Jete’s already running and fielding, he’ll be back before we know it.

    • Chilango

      Hope that doesn’t mean Tex’s normal April/May will now be June/July.

      • MannyGeee

        I was hoping he’d leave his shitty April in Miami during the WBC, but here we are.

  • McLovin

    At least the Knicks play tonight if it gets postponed.

  • RetroRob

    Rain. A key enabler of life. Bah!

  • Havok9120

    So….how ’bout that Josh Johnson start today?

    • jjyank

      Funny how so many people thought they were just so awesome and locks to win the division. Early in the season and SSS and all, but the Jays are now in sole possession of last place. So, suck it. Go Yanks.

      • Havok9120

        It leaves me wishing that I’d watched some of their games so I could see if it was a case of bad luck/slumping or if their guys just look as lost as the SSS stats indicate.

        • jjyank

          I haven’t watched either. But it’s hard to call the Dickey and Johnson starts bad luck by looking at those lines.

          • Havok9120

            Yeah, but neither of them looked THAT bad the first time out. Or in ST from what I understood.

            It’s entirely possible that they both just look lost and overmatched but I’ll lean toward it being SSS noise for at least one more turn through the rotation.

            • jjyank

              I am going to enjoy their suffering for as long as I can, I know that much.

          • MannyGeee

            In fairness they weren’t facing real life big leaguers in March.

  • McLovin

    Can anyone name every year the Yankees have won the world series by heart?

    • The Real Greg

      I’d have trouble in the 30s and 40s, I think.

      • McLovin

        Same, it gets a little confusing.

    • Pat D

      1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009.

      • Havok9120

        Were this most people I know on here, I’d at least be open to the possibility that they actually knew this and typed it up rather than looking it up and copy-pasting.

        You, however, are far too sneaky (and lazy) for me to believe that.

        • Pat D

          I am hurt and offended. I can name every World Series matchup, winner and loser.

          • Havok9120

            0_o

        • jjyank

          Agreed. Pat totally Google’d that.

          • Pat D

            The hell I did.

            • jjyank

              You’re a bad liar, Pat. Even over the internet.

              • McLovin

                Does anyone actually know it though?

                • Pat D

                  Yes, I fucking do! I did not copy that list.

                  • Havok9120

                    This is pretty hilarious.

                    • Pat D

                      ………

                    • jjyank

                      FALLACY

                    • Havok9120

                      The ultimate argument.

                    • MannyGeee

                      Poor Pat, he’s like Rain Man with those dates and you guys are calling him oout on the Google carpet!

                      In fairness, Pat… you are way sneakier and lazier than most give you credit for.

                      However, I would be hard pressed to find a website that has them laid out like this instead of in a column (spreadsheet style), so I am banking on you having some sort of plaque or poster in ManTown that you were abble to just look to the left and copy away…

                      #irresponsiblermormongering

                    • Pat D

                      When did this “Pat is lazy” meme begin?

                    • MannyGeee

                      About here…

                      Havok9120 says:

                      April 11, 2013 at 7:27 pm

                      Were this most people I know on here, I’d at least be open to the possibility that they actually knew this and typed it up rather than looking it up and copy-pasting.

                      You, however, are far too sneaky (and lazy) for me to believe that.

                    • Pat D

                      That can’t possibly make it a meme!

                    • Havok9120

                      Of COURSE it can.

                      We are, after all, the Controllers Of Memes. Nothing more is really required.

                  • McLovin

                    Proof?

                    • Havok9120

                      Hehehe

                    • Pat D

                      How the hell could I prove it? Unless you see me telling you in person, there’s no way.

                    • Havok9120

                      And even that would no longer work since you’ve “obviously” looked it up now by our theory.

    • TomH

      Absolutely!

  • wheels

    Oh well, there is The Masters to watch.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, I guess you could just take a nap until game time.

      • Havok9120

        Ouch. See, that’s just rude.

        • jjyank

          No it’s not.

          Well, maybe.

          My freshman year roommate (and junior year for 1 semester, and house mate for senior year) was real into golf. I definitely did fall asleep every time he put that on the TV.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Haha, I’m sorry Havok, but I knock out when golf’s on.

          • Havok9120

            Uncultured barbarians.

            • Pat D

              As much as I get suckered into watching golf in certain circumstances, I’m of the Mark Twain/George Carlin opinion of golf overall.

            • trr

              Golf? Ya jokin’, right?

            • Dalek Jeter

              Totally.

  • Bob Buttons

    Well this is bloody nice. I get like maybe 20 regularly scheduled Yanks games a year (waaay out of market here) and two of them gets rained out.

    • jjyank

      Not springing for MLB.TV?

      • Bob Buttons

        My computer is a tad old so it can’t handle me doing something else other than stream a game, and my attention span is too short to do nothing but sit and watch something for three hours. So until I get a computer that can take the heat (somewhat literally) I will only buy MLB.tv if there’s a september discount campaign during a tight pennant race for the Yanks. (Last year for example).

        • jjyank

          Fair enough. This makes me love my xbox so much. Yay multitasking.

          • Havok9120

            My computer (any of them) could handle it…but my apartment’s internet can’t. Boo.

            Sub-legal means it is.

            • jjyank

              That’s lame. And also not an option for me, so I’m glad my internet is good.

            • Bob Buttons

              There used to be free online radio feeds for the Yanks (better than nothing) but unfortunately I’m out of market for those too.

              • Havok9120

                So am I. Can’t say I miss having to listen to Ma and Pa Pinstripe though.

                • trr

                  LMAO! thanks 4 that one Havok

                  • Havok9120

                    I wish I could take credit for inventing it. Then I’d seem so much more witty.

                • Bob Buttons

                  Better them than waiting anxiously while looking at MLB game day.

                  • Havok9120

                    That’s very true. I’m glad I can usually avoid that, too.

                    Worst case scenario there are roughly…seventy-eight bars within 5 minutes walk of my apartment and I can always get the game at one of them if none of my other sources come through for me.

                    • Bob Buttons

                      I’m in a worser position. Other than the fact that I live in the sub-urbs with little night-life, I live in an enemy territory that also prefers other sports over baseball.

                      Oh well, I’d never get anything done between 7 and 10 if there’s a Yanks games on TV daily. Lucky me, in a way.

  • The Real Greg

    That radar did not look promising. There’s a big storm band going their way

    • Havok9120

      It’s actually going directly north at the moment, which should give them an opening within the next hour that will last awhile (’till after midnight).

      We’ll see.

      • The Real Greg

        Didn’t look that way to me. Looked like it was going a bit northeast. Not totally in line with Cleveland, but it looked in that direction.

        • Havok9120
          • Bob Buttons

            Either way I’ll not be able to finish the bloody game thanks to the crappy “regular scheduled programs”, but I do hope they don’t burn another off-day, against Cleveland of all teams.

            • Havok9120

              No kidding on the latter. I’m hoping they manage to do a doubleheader on the 17th of May or whenever they were talking about last night. 13th? Something like that.

              • Bob Buttons

                Don’t think I recall any doubleheaders that are both make-up games. Then again, I got a short memory. Of course, we know Selig hates the Yanks, so he’ll probably try to make it two off-days.

                • Havok9120

                  Yeah, I’ve never seen it either. Still, I think it’d be preferable to any other scenario I can think up.

  • trr

    hate to see the rain, especially when we’re rollin’
    and this series sure was feeling like it might’ve been a 4 game sweep, wasn’t it?

  • Bob Buttons

    A bit off-topic, but since game isn’t starting soon, Josh Johnson got rocked today. By my personal count, so far this season, Johnson, Buerhle, Dickey and Morrow all got rocked at least once. Great time for some schadenfreude.

    • MannyGeee

      I am thinking they are not NEARLY as bad of a pitching staff as their April has let on, however somewhere between the SSS and thier lofty expectations as the best in the history of forever…. Is a pitching staff full of Ryan Dempsters.

      Would you go all in on a rotation full of Ryan Dempsters? Yeah, me neither.

      • Bob Buttons

        I’d say their rotation is above average at best. And with their weak-ass hitting, I think there’s a sizable chance that they don’t even make it to the playoffs.

        I mean, look how the big three in Philadelphia are doing. And their lineup was much more potent than Lawrie+Reyes+Bautista+Encarnacion.

        • MannyGeee

          Above average is a MAJOR stretch. Buerhle is consistent but won’t wow your pants off, and Dickey/Josh Johnson are the epitomy of banking on lottery tickets. Johnson CANNOT stay healthy, so much so that I dont’t remember seeing him in “good mode”… and nothing scares me about a knuckleballer in the AL East.

  • Eddard

    So we’re playing ball! Great news. Pick up another W against a weak team and head back to face the Os.

  • MannyGeee

    So with the game on a rain delay, I walked away from the set and let my family catch up on back episodes of The Voice (nopenopenopenopenope). Boy, are they gonna be pissed when (if) the game starts and they get thrown off.

    On another note, I need to know has there ever been a make up double header? Is that even a thing?

    • MannyGeee

      nevermind, apparantly we were on the hunt for this when I was typing

      • Havok9120

        Well, no one’s “hunting” for it unless Bob has taken far more of an interest in the possibility than I have. I’m just chilling here, reading and drinking until the game starts.

        • MannyGeee

          I was hoping we trolled Pat enough by calling him lazy to whip up an answer…

          • Havok9120

            He’s gonna resign in protest if this keeps up.

          • Pat D

            Pat is watching Community right now.

            • Havok9120

              Don’t talk about yourself in the third person. It rots your brain.

              • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

                Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores are willing to give you a discount if you know how to pole dance.

              • Pat D

                Pat not understood yer wurds.

        • Bob Buttons

          Well I went hunting after seeing this, and it doesn’t seem like there is one.

          Granted, I only went to wikipedia for “double header (baseball)” and only googled “two make up games in one day”.

  • Kramerica Industries

    You know, now I’m wracking my head to remember what Baltimore game Mike is talking about.

    Even my photographic memory is failing me here. I don’t remember this.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Ah, this must be the game:

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?id=310906110

      Now it’s all coming back to me.

    • Havok9120

      I remember a ridiculously late first pitch which I insisted on staying up for 2-3 years ago. I couldn’t be more specific than that though.

    • Bob Buttons

      Huh upon reading the summary I think I actually remember a bit. Mostly about how the game didn’t even finish when I went to bed at 1.

    • VT Yankeefan

      As a night shift worker that game was the greatest thing ever.

  • Havok9120

    Boom. Game on for 8:30.

    Time to freshen my drink in preparation.

    • MannyGeee

      awesome. NOw to scare up my TV back from shitty singing reality TV time.

  • Tom

    The scheduling is ridiculous, whether or not they get this game in.

    Having a series where it is the only visit of the year to a bad weather city in April is just poor scheduling. Doing it twice within the first 10 games on the schedule is doubling down on the foolishness -the Yankees were fortunate there was no weather issues in the DET series.

    For a one time visit, early in the year and potential bad weather – at a minimum MLB should put in an off day after the series. The better bet would be to have the city that has multiple series that season be the one that does the early games (so at worst they could do a double header later without extra travel).

    Either that or have more divisional games early as there usually is a better chance to make up those games on a day after or before a future series.

    While rainouts happen and aren’t preventable, the scheduling can be done in a way to account for the possibility and make it far less impactful. Not counting the standard day off after opening day, the Yankees had one off day scheduled in Apr.

    /end rant

    • MannyGeee

      FWIW, I would rather they get screwed up in April then have to be in Cleveland in midge season.

      • Tom

        You have a point there…

        Though the way Joba is currently pitching would it matter? (kidding)

        • MannyGeee

          He woulda got some bugs and shit caught in that soup strainer had it been last week though…

    • Tom

      Only 6-7 games against the AL Central teams? Thought it was usually 10 (3 series) . Must be the interleague impact I guess.

      With only one series in each city, MLB is just rolling the dice early on when there are no off days built in.

      • Havok9120

        Even if it IS three series, it’s possible that this is the year in which two of them are in NY. At which point we’d be in the same situation.

    • Havok9120

      While I certainly agree on the surface, I really don’t have any idea what kind of arcane processes go into forging a 30 team, 162 game schedule. So I’m not really gonna complain that they should do “better,” at least not as long as the divisional system exists.

    • Bob Buttons

      FWIW there’s actually a rule prohibiting a team going 23 days without an off-day, as per wikipedia’s article on double headers.

    • Laz

      Cleveland isn’t nearly as bad as it being a west coast city they would have to fly out for. Cleveland is easy stopover from Detroit, Chicago, Minnesota, etc is they have an off day.

  • MannyGeee

    In hopes for a sweep, I offer you a Cleveland based sacrifice. Here we go (I know its old as shit, but it is my absolute favorite thing on Youtube. I laugh every time I see it):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZzgAjjuqZM

    • Bob Buttons

      Well.. It’s now my favorite video on youtube…

      about cleveland.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Not to brag, but regarding what Pat claimed he can do earlier…

    I can do the same thing, and have been able to do that since I was in middle school. Furthermore, I can name how many games lasted in each series. I stop short when it comes to game-by-game scores and World Series MVP’s, however.

    • Pat D

      Waiting for it…

      • MannyGeee

        hahaha…

      • Kramerica Industries

        I’m not kidding. It actually spooked people in the past that they would mention, say, 1969, and I’d answer by saying Mets in five over the Orioles.

        Or 1940 – Reds over Tigers in seven.

        Or 1983 – O’s over Phillies in five.

        Or 1908 – Cubs over Tigers in five.

        • Bob Buttons

          How about you tell us when you are ready to refresh your page every 5 seconds. A few of us lists 2 WS each. You get 1 minute.

          • Kramerica Industries

            …Go!

            • Bob Buttons

              71,82,90

              • Kramerica Industries

                71 – Pirates over O’s 4-3
                82 – Cards over Brewers 4-3
                90 – Reds over A’s 4-0

                • Bob Buttons

                  Well I believe ya now. Didn’t even know the Cards and Brewers were in 82.

                  • Kramerica Industries

                    Yeah, Harvey’s Wallbangers had a 3-2 lead going back to St. Louis, but couldn’t bring it home at Busch.

                    In the present Cardinals-Brewers rivalry, the Brewers have no way of matching that series. And it’s even harder now after their 2011 NLCS defeat to St. Louis.

    • Havok9120

      I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised people can do this given the historical trivia I can rattle off at need.

    • Bob Buttons

      Errmm… Umm… I could do European capitals and countries… I feel stupid.

    • dkidd

      1947

      Go!

      • Kramerica Industries

        Yankees over Dodgers in seven.

        Don’t ever mention a year when the Yankees were involved. That’s just way too easy.

        • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

          1947

          • Kramerica Industries

            That was that one year that made Al Gionfriddo and Bill Bevens famous.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      My Uncle can name the batting average, home runs, OBP, slugging percentage, strikeouts, career ERAs, walks, and IP of every single player in the HOF. I’m not kidding. I’ve tested him on it.

      • Kramerica Industries

        There was a book I received as a gift in July of 2004.

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Base.....1412710758

        Seriously, the most amazing baseball encyclopedia I have ever read. I read that book on a daily basis for at least a solid year. I haven’t read it too much in recent times (though I still have it handy, literally three steps away from where I’m typing this comment), but I learned a ton from it. Also gives me a stronger appreciation for the Timmy Kurkjian’s of the world, an outstanding journalist who deserves better than the garbage of ESPN. We as baseball fans need to cherish having people like Kurkjian out there, who are literally living embodiment’s of baseball history through all the research they have done on the sport.

        That said – I can’t match your uncle’s feat (yet). That’s just a tad bit too absurd.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Prediction on Hughes line: 6 IP 6 H 2 BB 5 K 2 ER

    • MannyGeee

      I would KILL for that. I think he’s going to give up more than 2 HRs tonight personally, but I’ll tkae 6IP and 5K.

      • Bob Buttons

        Well it would help if you go ahead and kill Asdrubal and Bourn.

        • Tom

          Where’s Cesar “stairs” Cabral when you need him?

          • Bob Buttons

            HEY STAIRS! Michael Bourn and Asdrubal Cabrera said the Yankees should use Vidal Nuno and Josh Spence before they try you out!

            Now, we wait.

            • Havok9120

              ietc

  • Pat D

    I’m worried that by the time Iron Man 3 is actually released I won’t want to see it because of that FIOS commercial.

    • JLC 776

      Backfire marketing…. I agree!

  • Eddard

    So now they’re not starting at 8:30? What the hell is going on?

  • Havok9120

    This is pretty good stuff now. No one has any idea what’s going on.

  • wheels

    YES running a Centerstage episode with PJ Carlesimo. Not a good sign.

  • MannyGeee

    Back to MLB Now… Excuse me, I am going to go mix meself a bleach cocktail

    • Havok9120

      Want some peach vodka for that?

      • MannyGeee

        GREAT callback to a previous conversation.

  • ClusterDuck

    Radar looks like crap. I don’t see much of a window.

  • Bo Knows

    De Paula had nothing today, he lasted two innings (because he walked a ton of guys) one hit, 4 walks (three in the first inning) on 55 pitches the vast majority were balls he gave up two runs both in the first inning, he also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.

    bright side, he still managed to strikeout 5 batters. He’ll get a mulligan from me because it’s becoming obvious that the only thing that is actually a threat to him at this level, is his own mechanics.

    The actual breakdown was that he walked 3 straight batters, and it wasn’t until the third batter that he threw his first two strikes. He then struck out the next three batters. In the second inning he struck out two, induced a groundout but he also hit a batter

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Prediction: Hughes perfect game, 1-0 win in 14 innings, 38 strikeouts. And he’ll be REALLY pissed about that broken bat groundout by the last batter in the 14th too.

    Also, three pitches per at-bat, except for the final batter. He took one pitch.

    Then, after the game ends, Hughes retires from baseball forever, having accomplished a feat he would never be able to top. The baseball world mourns, but respects his decision.

    The End.

    • Kramerica Industries

      But the real important question is – does he feel claustrophobic on the pitcher’s mound???

    • Bob Buttons

      I’d believe it if you said that about the Astros.

  • McLovin

    So is there a game today?

    • Bob Buttons
    • sangreal

      Kay is saying its rained out, but not official

    • wheels

      According to Indians’ closer Chris Perez, the game is cancelled.

    • Havok9120

      Nothing has been announced beyond “first pitch at 8:30.”

      So….yeah.

      Lineups have been “announced.” If they’ve turned in lineup cards then it’s in the ump’s hands now.

  • Pat D

    April Fucking Showers.

    OK, that commercial for Surface Pro or whatever it is…everyone involved with the concept, development, and making of it needs to be killed. Brutally killed. In front of their loved ones. On cable TV. Live.

  • Eddard

    Cleveland better hope it’s ballclub is managed better than this rain delay. They said they were starting at 8:30, announced the lineups, threw out the first pitch but never intended on starting the game. What a bunch of clowns.

  • Candy

    I guess the game is about to get rained out again. And its supposed to rain tomorrow here in NYC.

  • MannyGeee

    just called it, i see.

    • Havok9120

      Hahahaha

      As disappointed as I am, this is hilarious.

      • MannyGeee

        What, is Cashman running the show over there in Cleveland? AmiRite? Huh??

  • Pat D

    Sigh.

  • MannyGeee

    Also, Sergio Romo with 6th save on the season so far. Someone let Dalek Jeter know. (Facing him in Fantasy this week)

  • McLovin

    Boo

  • JLC 776

    Fracking momentum killing rain outs…

  • Big Member

    i recieved an update report from one of my inside sauces that the game may be called because indians closer tweeted that “they banged it”. however im prety sure that that tweet can mean a variety of things and really has nothing to do with the state of the rain dealay. its more likely something hapening in indians bullpen

    i will keep everyone updated

    • MannyGeee

      Thank you Member, I look forward to your insight on this any other anally driven dialogs.

    • Havok9120

      Yes…you do that.

  • JRod

    So now we have to go back there in September or something and play a doubleheader? You know they’re going to try and reschedule it during midge season. Can’t we just send SWB to play them?

    • MannyGeee

      Send Joba in for 5 innings. You wanna be a starter, asshole? Have at it.

  • OldYanksFan

    Holy shit!
    Could this mean TWO separate trips to Cleveland to make up these games??? That would be brutal.

  • Jared

    Im for the rain out. Hopefully we can use the makeups as potential slump busters, or keep a hot winning streak going vs a weak indians team…

    • MannyGeee

      Be careful what you wish for. They might have their shit together by then

      • Jared

        very true, but they may not have the luxury of facing early season nova and hughes….

    • Havok9120

      I’d much rather have banked another win or two (which I have to think we would have done) now rather than hope the makeups are strategically located enough, purely by chance, to help us out later.

      • MannyGeee

        Also, a non-zero chance you will want to get your old guys some rest on the off days instead of making them play a meaningless game against the Tribe. So the fallacy of the predetermined outcome here when your starting 9 will be mediocre… Well, more mediocre.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Yankees had won their last won their last three games by a combined tally of 32-7.

      You want to keep that kind of momentum going.

  • Get Phelps Up

    2 rainouts in the past 2 days is better than missing 2 games in the past 2 days.

    /selfish

    • forensic

      I don’t know what I would do without my DVR. I start work when they start normal night games, so it’s radio (if I’m not out) and then catch up on it after work or later in the week.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I’m not a DVR person for any sort of sporting event. If I can’t watch a game I’m happy with Sterling or gameday on my phone. Although this season I’ve only watched 3 games start to finish. That should change in a few weeks though so yay.

    • Bob Buttons

      I hiss at you, good sir.