They need to start these games earlier…that way if there is a rain delay or 2, they can get the game in….hard to do when you start at 8:37…..they should start at 6 PM Friday, and 4 PM Sat…Of course it’s all about the $.,,
Does this mean that, if we’re to believe Leyland when he says Verlander will not pitch on short rest, even if the series goes five games, Verlander will only pitch once? If so, this rain can be interpreted as a big win for the Yanks.
Exactly. The Yanks are ratings gold and Selig took advantage of that. This forecast likely was not some new piece of information that started today. It is ridiculous for both teams. Really cheapened these games.
MLB should allow for weather in some fashion. At the very least monitor weather and start games earlier rather than expecting to have “windows”. Can’t be beholden to television, especially when it’s predictable given the weather the NY area has been experiencing. Stupid.
Fans that went all the way to the Stadium tonight for an inning and a half must be pissed…I guess they can return for tomorrow’s game??? What if they lost or tossed out their ticket stub??? Anybody know how that works??
I would start/continue CC tomorrow, then he is ready for game 5 on regular rest. Otherwise, CC pitches game 2, is eligible for game 5 on 3 days rest but that’s after starting game 2 on 1 day rest from the “false start”. Both teams are forced to a 4 man rotation either way. That means AJ is starting game 4, if there is one.
if the Tigers go with Fister tomorrow then I guess the Yanks have to counter with Nova. If you want any chance of CC pitching twice in the series though then he has to pitch Sunday. He only threw 27 pitches tonight……but you have to figure the warm up and all of that. It really stinks that this happened……but the Tigers have the same thing to deal with with Verlander so we’ll see how it goes.
Again….tomorrow will basically be a new game in which the Yankees have 1 more at bat than the Tigers do….so that should be good.
Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:33 pm
If Girardi had planned on using AJ in the ALCS, maybe it’s better he’s staying fresh. A long layoff could be disastrous for AJ. He’s just so inconsistent.