May
19

Game 44: Rain (Update: Postponed)

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Mother Nature might have mercy on the Blue Jays today. After losing the first two games of this series and eight of their first nine games against the Yankees this year, Toronto might be able to weasel out of Sunday’s game thanks to a steady but not heavy rain. Here’s the lineup they’re sending out there against knuckleballing right-hander and reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey…

  1. CF Curtis Granderson
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. LF Vernon Wells
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. 1B Lyle Overbay
  6. 3B Jayson Nix
  7. RF Ichiro Suzuki
  8. SS Reid Brignac
  9. C Austin Romine

And on the mound is the 2009 ALCS MVP, left-hander CC Sabathia.

This afternoon’s game is scheduled to start a little at 1pm ET, but that seems unlikely based on what’s going on outside my window. If/when they do play, you can watch on YES. Enjoy.

Update (12:33pm): The game has been postponed with no makeup date announced. The Jays come back to the Bronx just one more time this year, from August 20-22. Both teams are off on the 19th, so that might work for a makeup date.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Robinson Tilapia

    It’s been raining since before 9:00 AM, never too hard, but rain nonetheless.

    I’m stuck at home with a 22 month-old while my wife tends to graduation-related stuff today, so it’d be nice to have something to watch other than “Chef Wanted with Anne Burrell” on the Food Network right now. Actually, no, it’d be nicer to not watch because it’s not raining and we’re able to leave the house.

    Also, for Prussia.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Rain out bullshit lol

  • Kramerica Industries

    With a win today, the Bombers will clinch at least a tie of the season series against the Jays.

    With the modified format meaning 19 meetings inside the division instead of 18, the Yankees would not clinch a tie with a win today.

    I mean, sure, 9-1 would be pretty hard to lose the season series from, but it’ll take 10 wins to guarantee that title.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    ….aaaaaaaand it’s a rainout, via Chad.

    The radar app on my IPad must be busted. Showing no rain throughout the area. You lie.

  • Wheels

    Dang.

  • steve (different one)

    hmmm, it’s raining by me, but not RAINING…surprised they called it so soon.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Scattered thunderstorms after 2:00 PM. I guess they’re seeing something I don’t. I’d have tried to get it in.

      You should always try to get it in.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        You should always try to get it in.

        ————————

        Hal probably told them they had no shot playing today.

      • jjyank

        “You should always try to get it in.”

        That’s what she said.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          That’s why I made sure to repeat it. :)

  • SDB

    So they’ll push Sabathia’s start to tomorrow against the O’s? No complaints from me if that happens.

  • jjyank

    Damn it. It figures that the first game I can watch all the way through in 8 days would be rained out.

    Oh well, I still get tomorrow in Baltimore (in person!)

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Same here, although I’m not going to Baltimore.

      • jjyank

        Assuming they don’t get rained out in Baltimore tomorrow, this will benefit my experience at Camden Yards. I’d rather watch CC pitch than Hughes.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I sure hope you get there. It may have been the earliest of the old-style stadiums, but it’s still a nice one.

          • jjyank

            So I’ve heard. Weather.com just shows some isolated thunderstorms with a 30% chance of rain tomorrow, so I’m hopeful.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Means that C.C. and Kuroda will likely feature in that series.

          I’d rather C.C. pitch against Baltimore at this point than against Toronto, that’s for sure.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            CC/Dickey had fun potential, though, for today.

          • SDB

            Agreed. I’m hearing that CC, Hughes and Kuroda will start against Baltimore. Would have rather seen Nuno instead of Hughes, but I’m glad the two aces are starting against the Os.

            And if the fantasy baseball roto news I’m reading is accurate, Freddy Garcia is starting tomorrow for Baltimore. This should be fun.

  • Pat D

    Well, now I have no excuse to not accomplish the multitude of tasks facing me around the house.

  • nycsportzfan

    wow, this sucks.

  • NYD

    This reeks of a postponement that has everything to do with money first!

    They can clearly get this game in but I guess they are banking on the attendance being up later in this year when they will punt this game to.

    I would be furious if I had tickets to this game especially after sitting through FAR worse weather in the past to support this team!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Overthinking this one, methinks.

    • CountryClub

      Who knows, but a day off for the yanks isn’t the worst thing in the world.

    • Laz

      You got it. Because the umps are clearly trying to help out the Yankees attendance numbers.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        I don’t think the umps get involved with the decision until after the game actually starts.

        • NYD

          They dont, the only time the umps are involved is when the game has actually started until then it it up to the home team.

          This was a lame, lame rainout.

  • Eddard

    What a shame. They had CC on the mound and the Blue Jays on their knees calling the Yankees their daddy. And we’re deprived of listening to Paulie and Kay in the booth talking about cookies and games they used to play when they were little kids.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Well, we’ve got you at least, Eddard. Be the entertainment.

  • trr

    hate to see a rainout with the team playing well. for no particular reason, I thought we’d win today too. I had a chance to go to the game today, but had to pass it up because of family obligations… so that worked out, in a negative kind of way…anyway, rest up fellas, let’s get ‘em tomorrow!

  • mustang(The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

    Well this sucks, but it’s definitely harder on Robinson Tilapia. 22 month-old good luck dude I’m so happy to be pass that age with both of my.
    It’s a very cutie stage, but I HATED the diaper part.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      He’s napping now. It’s more about him getting cabin-feverish in here with the rain. If we could go have some fun outside, it’d be no problem. Maybe there will be some relief, or it’ll just rain lightly enough that I’ll still go out there.

      Poopy diapers still aren’t the greatest experience in the world, but it is what it is. I don’t get how they can poop bigger than themselves sometimes.

      • mustang(The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

        I use to love watching the games with them at that age something about the games would put them right to sleep. They sleep I watch the game and the wife would get a break. WIN, WIN, WIN.

        Yea, I don’t get the big poop part either my 4 year old will ask for help sometimes and I wonder how it’s even possible.
        LOL

        • mustang(The Has Been & Wannabes Bunch 2013)

          Can’t wait for you to get to “Just for fun baseball” too cool.
          The 9am Saturday games are tough and you are lucky to get through half the game without a meltdown, but damn cutie.

          WARNING: Don’t volunteer to a team parent.

  • Wheels

    For the cost of a 1.5 billion dollar stadium, maybe they should have slapped on a retractable roof.

    • Preston

      Baseball indoors sucks…

      • Wheels

        So do rain outs.

    • Steve (different one)

      Or maybe they just have the occasional rainout, as they have for the last 100 years. Either/or really.

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

        “They’ve always done it like that” is a terrible argument.

        • jjyank

          In a vacuum, I agree. But not in this instance. Retractable roofs are ugly and baseball is meant to be played outside. The occasional rain out is going to happen. Whatever.

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

            I don’t know how I feel about it. I mean, if the roof is retractable they’d be able to play outside when the weather was good. It’s an emergency thing, not an ideal.

            • jjyank

              I know that. I just don’t think it’s an attractive look, and I don’t think it’s a big enough deal to really care.

              Besides, a little rain during the game can add to the epicness on occasion. Like A-Rod’s game tying homer in the 11th inning of the 2009 ALCS game 2. For me, the light rain that was falling added to the epic atmosphere.

          • Wheels

            If done right, which is rare, a stadium can have a retractable roof while maintaining an airy feel. Think Safeco Field.

            • Havok9120

              Yeah, there’s a model of pleasing aesthetics.

            • jjyank

              I just don’t think it’s a big enough deal to give a shit. So like 5 games a year will get rained out. Big deal.

              Just because the stadium cost X amount of dollars doesn’t mean it should have a roof. It just means that the stadium would have cost X amount of dollars + the expense of a roof. It’s a silly gripe, in my opinion.

              • Wheels

                Alright, I hear ya

  • SDB

    Watching Cleveland play Seattle instead.

    I feel warm and fuzzy feelings inside watching Felix get clobbered around. 4 runs given up in 2 innings so far.

    • jjyank

      Awesome. My fantasy opponent has Felix, and that’s one less pitcher he has going today that can catch me in QS and Ws.