Yankees will skip David Phelps, miss Felix Hernandez due to rainout


Thanks to today’s rainout, the Yankees will skill David Phelps‘ scheduled start and instead keep the rotation on turn, the team announced. That means Hiroki Kuroda will start tomorrow night’s game as originally planned. Phelps will have to start sometime in the next five days, obviously.

More importantly, the Mariners announced they are using the rainout to push their starters back a day and give everyone extra rest, which means lefty Roenis Elias will start Thursday’s series finale rather than Felix Hernandez. Oh happy day. That’s a really nice break for the Yankees.

Categories : Asides, Pitching


  1. IvanS says:

    Perhaps they can start beating the bottomfeeding teams they’re supposed to beat now…

  2. TWTR says:

    I would rather have Phelps start than Nuno, although matchup would facto into it too.

    • TWTR says:

      Translated into English:

      I would rather have Phelps start than Nuno, although matchups would factor into it too.

      • vicki says:

        well, they’ll both have to start in the next few days. it looks like now they have nuno facing the rays (price starts) friday night in the bronx, and bgdp taking the ball against weaver monday night in anaheim. subject to change, of course.

  3. ALZ says:

    Makes sense. With the net off day not coming until next Thursday they would have to still play him in the Angels series. Better just skip him this time around. I’d rather just push his spot farther into the future, makes it so we limit his starts.

  4. LarryM Fl says:

    The Mariners felt starting King Felix would be overkill. The Yankees were unable to get past their CY Young Award candidate and flame thrower Chris Young. I mean no disrespect to Young but it was funny in my head.

    Welcome the day off an give our Old Timers Day infield some time off. I’m just loaded with funny lines tonight.

  5. Matt DiBari says:

    That works out pretty great

  6. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

    Why are both teams doing this.

    Why are the Yankees? It really serves no purpose. BGDP is going to be part of this rotation for a considerable amount of time. There is no point in trying to limit his starts. Plus nosw he is going to be away from game action for well over a week.

    Why are the M’s? King dominates NYY and wouldn’t you want him throwing as much as the schedule allows.

  7. Remember when there were those amongst us who wanted to trade Phelps and/or Nuno for Nick Franklin or All Star Headley. They may not be Clayton Kershaw, but they are the best we have right now.

  8. Robert says:

    Phelps will probably do a simulated game and be more stretched out for his next start.

  9. Yankenstein says:

    The weathers warming up and so will CC & Kuroda. We’ll be ok.

  10. Cuso says:

    I won’t believe it until I see Elias take the mound.

    It’s a trap!

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