May 11th, 2010

Tigers-Yankees rained out

Tonights Tigers-Yankees game has been rained out and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader tomorrow at 1:05 and 7:05. Javier Vazquez will start for the Yankees in the day game, followed by Phil Hughes. Waiting to hear what the Tigers will do with their starters.

Tuesday: Tigers vs. Yankees

The rain is coming down at Comerica Park as of 5:45pm ET, but the forecast still calls for the rain to lighten up this evening. It’s just a matter of how soon. If it’s early enough, they’re going to play.

It’s an interesting situation for the Tigers, who are down three relievers (Thomas, Bonine, Zumaya) after Monday’s bullpen start. Ideally, they could throw Dontrelle Willis in this game after he missed Monday’s start, but he’s still sick enough that he isn’t at the park. An on-time start and then a rain delay that knocks out the starters is not ideal at all for Detroit, so I imagine they’re going to wait until they’re reasonably sure the rain is out of the picture.
TIGERS
  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Damon, DH
  3. Ordonez, RF
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Boesch, LF
  6. Inge, 3B
  7. Sizemore, 2B
  8. Laird, C
  9. Everett, SS
P: Rick Porcello
YANKEES
  1. Derek Jeter, SS
  2. Brett Gardner, CF
  3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
  4. Alex Rodriguez, DH
  5. Robinson Cano, 2B
  6. Jorge Posada, C
  7. Nick Swisher, RF
  8. Randy Winn, LF
  9. Ramiro Pena, 3B
P: Javier Vazquez
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