New York Monday night, New York Yankees And the Cleveland Guardians Their ALDS match with Game 5 was supposed to end at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, bad weather caused the match to be delayed first, then over two hours later, it was postponed until Tuesday. The premiere is now set for 4:07 p.m. ET.
The MLB makes all decisions about the weather in the post-season and the league has been meeting every hour or so since 6 p.m. ET. It was originally scheduled to premiere on Monday at 7:07 p.m. ET.
“I think everyone was on the same line when we talked,” Guardians coach Terry Francona said of the noon calls with the two teams. “As long as we can play the game and it doesn’t look like it’s going to be interrupted and we have that bit of strength from the score, (we’d like) to play.”
It’s worth noting that Game 2 of the ALDS was postponed due to rain, forcing the Yankees and the Boys to play games 2-5 on four consecutive days. The teams should be in the clear on Tuesday, though, With things set to be sunny and mid fifties.
Tuesday was originally scheduled to be a day off for any team applying to the ALCS. The winner will now have to travel to Houston after the afternoon game to play Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Wednesday.
The Yankees were supposed to properly start Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA) in Game 5, however, they will take advantage of the extra day to start instead with Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA). Meanwhile, the Guardians had a showdown with right-winger Aaron Ceval (5-6, 4.92 ERA). It is not clear if the Guardians will take the same approach and start Shane Bieber, thus recreating a Game 2 match.
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