Blog Entry

Bad weather alters Yankees-Tigers series

Posted on: September 30, 2011 9:23 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2011 9:37 pm
 


By Matt Snyder


Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers has been postponed due to heavy rains throughout the night. At 9:07 p.m. ET, the tarp was placed on the field and play was suspended in the middle of the 2nd inning with a 1-1 tie.

Full Playoff Coverage
On the TBS broadcast, MLB's vice president Joe Torre said the game will pick up where it left off Saturday night at 8:37 p.m. ET. Game 2 of the series will now be played Sunday at 3:07 p.m. ET and there won't be a scheduled day off for travel to Detroit. By Game 3 (Monday night), it will be back on schedule -- assuming the next two days don't bring the same weather woes.

The implications of this have the potential to shake the entire series. Aces CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander started the game. Sabathia threw 27 pitches and Verlander's thrown 25. Neither is going to come back Saturday night and Sunday night might be a stretch as well. But Game 3 on Monday? That's easily doable. And that's when they'll both pitch again.

Leyland has now announced that Doug Fister will take the ball when play resumes Saturday and Max Scherzer will go Sunday. Verlander then comes back on Monday with Rick Porcello slated for Game 4 and Doug Fister ready for Game 5, should the final two games be necessary. So this is a huge blow to the Tigers, who only get to use their ace once.

The Yankees will go with Ivan Nova when play resumes Saturday and follow with Freddy Garcia Sunday. That means CC vs. Verlander will take place in Comerica Park in Game 3. There hasn't been an announcement past that, but the Yankees' hand is likely forced to go with A.J. Burnett in Game 4 due to the circumstances, and then Nova would be ready for Game 5.

This is all assuming there are no further delays or postponements, and the radar shows that is entirely possible.

Suddenly the most important player in the series is Mother Nature.

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.

Comments
hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 9:13 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



peulouy
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:41 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Bad weather alters Yankees-Tigers series

Really easy to implement we appreciate your this excellent interesting web site .My spouse and i genuinely preferred a whole lot of small to medium sized stretch of this situation. I've truly your company book-marked your online web content to seek out inside of modern items position way up.


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:57 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:21 am
 

Bad weather alters Yankees-Tigers series

So much for Verlander Pitching twice ADVANTAGE YANKEES.


Really? So much for CC pitching twice...who else do they have in their rotation? They're being forced to bring in Burnett and you're calling this advantage Yankees? That blows my mind. 


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:59 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Bad weather alters Yankees-Tigers series

They couldn't find someone besides Joe Torre to call the shots? He isn't exactly an impartial observer. Nobody can look at doppler and see uhhh it's gonna rain the next few hours? I can do that on my cell phone. And instead of washing the game out, they want to resume it with the Tigers lineup loaded with righties to face a leftie and now they are going to be facing a right hander? Is that fair?


1977 yankees
Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 10:54 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com