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Rained out

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 18, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Spoke too soon in the previous post…

Tonights game has been rained out. Double header tomorrow, first game at 1:05 pm.

UPDATE, 4:28 pm: Pettitte will start the first game tomorrow, David Phelps will start the second, then the rotation will move back a day. Girardi said they were going to have to insert a starter at some point, might as well do it now.

 
 

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30 Responses to “Rained out”

  1. Warning Track Power September 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    two games tomorrow means the majority of the roster
    will see playing time.
    the experts might declare playing 2 games in one day hurts the YANKEES-difficult to sweep a DH

  2. J. Alfred Prufrock September 18th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Amped to see Andy, but glad the game is postponed. The last thing he needs is pitching off a rain-slicked mound in his comeback start.

    Good news on Gardner.

  3. Tackelberry September 18th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Better off. Not ideal weather for Andy to make his first start back coming off that broken ankle. Bullpen gets another night off too, so they;ll ber ready for double barreled action tommorrow. Also, Jays have suspended SS Yunel Escobar for 3 games for his homophobic slur written on the lamplac under his eyes the other day, so he will miss this series.

  4. Against All Odds September 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Another night without Yankee baseball

  5. jacksquat September 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Hmmm, I wonder why they stuck Phelps in and pushed Hughes and everyone back. I would have thought Phelps would caddy for Andy since he may only go 4 or 5 innings.

  6. bruceb September 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Least Escobar won’t be playing. He’s been suspended by the Jays for three games for a racist slur.

  7. hardwired7 September 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    It would have been great if they actually tried to play this game.

    Sterling’s call on balls hit in this wind would have been epic.

    “There’s a swing and a miss. No wait, the ball’s actually popped up at the plate, and now Granderson’s racing back to the wall, and she’s gone! I have no idea what just happened there, Suzyn.”

  8. CompassRosy September 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Bummer – you guys need a roof.

    Well, at least it might mean even more MoJo channeled in a westerly direction to help my M’s pluck the orange birds :)

    Amazingly, my FBB league’s playoffs aren’t effected (affected? – I can never get that right) too much by the postponement. I have Morrow (but he wasn’t scheduled to pitch today anyway) and my opponent doesn’t have any NYY or TOR players. In the other match up in our league, one of the teams has Encarnacion and Soriano and the other has Jeter (though he’s on the bench).

    Sure hope they get the DH in tomorrow, otherwise things could get more interesting than they already are – in fantasy AND in reality!

  9. blake September 18th, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    “Hmmm, I wonder why they stuck Phelps in and pushed Hughes and everyone back. I would have thought Phelps would caddy for Andy since he may only go 4 or 5 innings.”

    My guess is cause they wanted Phelps to pitch against the Jays than the A’s.

  10. igotid88 September 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Why was there need to change the rotatation? Hughes could have gone tomorrow.

  11. MG September 18th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    There was no way around having Phelps start a game so this makes sense-CC, Nova, and Kuroda against the A’s, then Andy, Hughes, etc from there.

    Andy does lose a start, though, but 3 is probably enough to get him to where he needs to be for the playoffs (6-7 innings), we’ll just have to see.

  12. MG September 18th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    igotid88 September 18th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    Why was there need to change the rotatation? Hughes could have gone tomorrow.
    ———————-
    6 games in 5 days, they need another starter no matter what since neither pitcher tomorrow can go on Sunday unless it’s on 3 days rest, something they won’t do during the regular season.

  13. blake September 18th, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Phelps was gonna have to pitch sometime because of the schedule…..might as well do it against the depleted Jays instead of the As.

  14. MTU September 18th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    I’m glad Phelps is getting another start.

    He looked good last time out.

    :)

  15. blake September 18th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Yea….I feel.good when Phelps starts anyway….he can win just like the rest of them can.

  16. Nick in SF September 18th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Gardner is going to be able to bunt?

    This reminds me of the old joke in which the patient asks his doctor if he’ll be able to play the piano after his surgery…

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 18th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Well I for one am really happy about this, mainly because I have a meeting tonight and wasn’t going to be able to watch it, and since it’s on DTV and not cable, I can’t DVR it! (I used to tape them but I had to downoad stuff from the DVR and had to switch the connections all around and I don’t know how to switch them back.)

    So I get to watch both games tomorrow.

    WOO HOO!

  18. fantasygame101 September 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    andy better be good up to the 6th inning at least or we may see garcia or warren early and the game could be out of hand in a hurry. Andy and phelps on double header will be scary. Would have been easier if it is andy and hughes with phelps backing andy.

  19. bruceb September 18th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    I know the forecast is dire but surprised they called the game so early; it’s not even raining yet here in mid-town.

  20. bruceb September 18th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Have to say I’m also surprised they’re going with Andy and Phelps tomorrow. Be surprised if either of them go beyond five innings.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    “Hmmm, I wonder why they stuck Phelps in and pushed Hughes and everyone back. I would have thought Phelps would caddy for Andy since he may only go 4 or 5 innings.”

    Could be that because a few of the Yankee starters have not looked so stellar lately, Phelps is being kept in there because he might actually need to start in the postseason. And I vote for that.

    I know I was dead set against Phelps in the postseason, but life is fluid. Phelps looked excellent last time out.

    I’m not into what happened 10 games ago – I’m living in the present. I want the best 3-4 out there, I don’t care who they are.

  22. fantasygame101 September 18th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    who knows if there is a sunday game? maybe phelps will be needed just an inning or 2 which make him available on sunday too. Planning ahead in my opinion is not the right time now. Aside from C.C., too much rest could hurt the others.

  23. jacksquat September 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 18th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    “Hmmm, I wonder why they stuck Phelps in and pushed Hughes and everyone back. I would have thought Phelps would caddy for Andy since he may only go 4 or 5 innings.”

    Could be that because a few of the Yankee starters have not looked so stellar lately, Phelps is being kept in there because he might actually need to start in the postseason. And I vote for that.

    I know I was dead set against Phelps in the postseason, but life is fluid. Phelps looked excellent last time out.

    I’m not into what happened 10 games ago – I’m living in the present. I want the best 3-4 out there, I don’t care who they are.

    No, blake was right that they need 6 pitchers in 5 days. I just thought that they would use Phelps to caddy for Andy tomorrow, and then use Phelps to take that 6th start several days later.

  24. ron September 18th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Phelps is not starting in the postseason.

  25. kd September 18th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    think tex and gardner will be back for the post season?

  26. fantasygame101 September 18th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    also why not do a simulated game somewhere today to push andy pitch count up then pitch him on sunday.

  27. charlestonchew September 18th, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Does anyone else have this sinking creeping suspicion that Boston is going to sign Kuroda next year? Or, even worse, Baltimore?

  28. Mordot11 September 18th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I think Kuroda would be very happy to stay in NY if the Yankees give him a competitive offer. The Japanese players seem to be very loyal to their teams and the market in NY is well established for Japanese players and media. If the Yankees bring back Ichiro that could also be another reason he would want to stay.

  29. Nick in SF September 18th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    “Does anyone else have this sinking creeping suspicion that Boston is going to sign Kuroda next year? Or, even worse, Baltimore?”

    No.

  30. Nick in SF September 18th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    :arrow:


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