Clearing up the schedule from here on out
Sunny morning here in New York. Sadly, the forecast suggests that won’t last into the evening, but we’ll see.
If the weather holds up, we’ll have baseball at 8:37pm ET. But what we’ll have is the bottom of the second inning for Game 1. We will not have a new game. The runs and stats from last night count. Doug Fister and Ivan Nova will be pitching, but they’ll officially be relievers, having replaced Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia.
The lineups from last night will still be in effect. So if Jim Leyland wants Wilson Betemit in the lineup against the right-handed Nova, Betemit would have to replace somebody. If he were to replace, say,
Ryan Raburn Brandon Inge, then Raburn Inge would be out for the rest of the game.
Basically, it’s like Game 1 is resuming after a 23-hour rain delay.
Sunday afternoon at 3:07pm ET, we’ll have Game 2 here. Max Scherzer, who was supposed to start Game 3 Monday, will move up a day to start Sunday.
From there, the series will pick back up in Detroit without an off-day. Game 3 is Monday night at 8:37pm ET. Verlander, who threw 25 pitches Friday night, will start that game. It’s possible that Sabathia will start that game for the Yankees as well.