Few pregame items
Not doing lineups tonight since you already know those. But here a few pregame tidbits to hold you over until this game resumes:
- Leyland reiterated that he doesn’t plan on substituting anybody when this game resumes with right-hander Ivan Nova in relief of lefty CC Sabathia. He said Thursday he’s not going to pinch-hit for Magglio Ordonez, and he’s sticking to that. He said Ryan Raburn does not need to be pinch-hit for in this situation. The one possibility to look for if they’re trailing late is Wilson Betemit batting for Brandon Inge.
- While Leyland said he thought the Yankees and MLB handled everything correctly last night, saying they made every effort to do things right, he made one request for tonight: “I do hope if this [weather] is very iffy, that we do not waste both pitchers tonight.”
- Leyland said he loves the game suspension rule. He wishes they had it in the regular season, though logistics make that impossible.
- Leyland: “If we get rain tonight and rain tomorrow, we might end up having Jack Morris pitch against Whitey Ford.”