5:04pm: It’s official, the game will be made up at 7pm ET on June 2nd, the Yankees announced.
3:04pm: Joel Sherman says they are likely to make the game up on June 2nd. That is right smack in the middle of a homestand for the Yankees, though it will force them to play 17 games in 17 days. No biggie. Sherman says the Mariners didn’t want a doubleheader tomorrow because they already have one scheduled for next week.
2:47pm: Bryan Hoch says there will be no doubleheader tomorrow. The two teams will lose an off-day and the Mariners will have to make a trip back to New York.
2:25pm: Tonight’s game against the Mariners has been postponed due to rain, the Yankees announced. A makeup date has not yet been determined. I guess that means no doubleheader tomorrow? We’ll find out soon enough. The Mariners are not scheduled to return to Yankee Stadium this season.
If they don’t play a doubleheader tomorrow, the Yankees could either skip David Phelps (tonight’s scheduled starter) or simply push their rotation back a day. I’d bet on the the latter. If they play a doubleheader, the Yankees will need to dig up a spot starter at some point. The real question is whether Mariners push their rotation back a day in the event of no doubleheader, which would mean no Felix Hernandez tomorrow night. Fingers crossed.
The Yankees and Mariners only have four mutual off-days remaining this year: May 19th, June 2nd, June 26th, and August 14th. June 2nd and 14th are the most likely makeup dates because the Mariners will be on the East Coast at the time. Losing an off-day stinks, but the silver lining is that the Mariners have to come to the Bronx to make this game up. The Yankees don’t have to travel all the way out to Seattle.