Jun
09

Update: Tonight’s game rained out, will be made up on August 25th

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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.

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24 Comments»

  1. ROBTEN says:

    When it pours, it rains…

  2. Yangeddard Solarte says:

    At least one night where they won’t lose in embarrassing fashion. Robbie Cano is probably licking his chops out there in Seattle. He’s got his Mariners flying high.

  3. Deep Thoughts says:

    I’m A-OK with putting off a game today for one later on when Pineda and Kelley should be back, Beltran should be comfortable again, and who knows–maybe even CC or a deadline pickup or both.

  4. adjusts batting gloves says:

    Trevor Cahill DFA, what chance the Yankees pick him up?

  5. nycsportzfan says:

    This works out great. Don’t we essentially get to miss Nuno all together? I’d rather take our chances CC or Pineda is back by end of August, so we can get away with missing a Nuno start.

  6. nycsportzfan says:

    Why in the world would we change our rotation Mike? Tanaka and Iwakuma should be right on schedule. I doubt the Yanks are gonna push Nuno back when they could miss him all together, which is alot better.

    • Chip Rodriguez says:

      Agreed. I’ll take Nuno not starting as a good thing right now.

      (If only the rain gods allowed us to have four days of downpours in between each Tanaka start.)

  7. Walking horse nuts says:

    Just give KC the win does it really matter?

  8. EndlessJose says:

    Good lets wait till Aug.25.Maybe our rotation will be better and Nuno will be DFA by than.

  9. Dr. Martin Van Nostrand says:

    and I’m guessing a lot of people will be disappointed that matchup is off. An entire country’s worth, even.

    Brilliant.

  10. BigBlueAL says:

    Now Nuno starts twice this week and Tanaka once. Ugh.

    Although this does mean Tanaka gets 5 days off again before his start next Tuesday which is at home vs the Blue Jays then Sunday home against the Orioles. 2 pretty big series next week and Tanaka gets to start in both.

  11. TheRealGreg says:

    Mariners are 10th in the AL in runs scored and second to last in OPS.

    Yet they are 5 games over .500. It can’t just be because of King and Iwakuma

  12. Mike says:

    At least we can see the Rangers destroy the Kings.

  13. FLYER7 says:

    Why start Nuno when u can skip his start? Why bat Jeter second? Why, why, why??

  14. Mick taylor says:

    What would it take for yanks to get mets dan Murphy inatrade

  15. Mickey Scheister says:

    Vidal Nuno’s nine 2014 starts April 20 to June 4 the Yanks have gone 4-5, he’s gone 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA and a .269 BAA with a 37K’s and 15 walks allowed. Not amazing, or even good but he’s a rookie and it’s better than BGDP’s May 5 to June 7th seven 2014 starts, the Yanks have gone 1-6 and he’s personally gone 1-4 with a 5.18 and a .288 BAA and a 30K’s and 15 walks allowed.

    Phelps has walked as many in two less starts plus Nuno’s nearly a year younger, is a lefty…what’s with all the Nuno hate? I’d drop Phelps before Nuno or Whitley at this point.

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