Update: Tonight’s game rained out, will be made up on August 25thBy
7:48pm: The game will indeed by made up on August 25th, the Yankees announced. The team also confirmed the rotation will be pushed back a day and Nuno will start tomorrow night’s game in Seattle.
6:26pm: Tonight’s series finale against the Royals has been postponed, the teams announced. It’s supposed to rain all night and into tomorrow in Kansas City. There’s not even going to be a window big enough to squeeze the minimum five innings in, so instead the Yankees will fly out to Seattle a few hours early.
A makeup date is being discussed now, but these two clubs only share two mutual off-days the rest of the season: Thursday, June 26th and Monday, August 25th. Pete Caldera says they’re looking at the August date for the makeup, when the Yankees would be between series in New York and Detroit. That’s not too bad. Losing the off-day bites though.
Joe Girardi told reporters they are leaning towards pushing the rotation back a day and giving everyone some extra rest, which means Vidal Nuno will start tomorrow’s series opener against the Mariners instead of Masahiro Tanaka. They had the option of skipping Nuno all together. Tomorrow’s game was also slated to be Tanaka vs. Hisashi Iwakuma, and I’m guessing a lot of people will be disappointed that matchup is off. An entire country’s worth, even.