Justin Verlander versus C.C. Sabathia a first round playoff match-up that is so good, that it has to wait at least one or two more days to happen; as it seems as if the rain in the New York City area is putting a damper on the postseason festivities.
Rain has been a big theme in the New York area, as both teams had to scramble with the schedule due to postponements. That was the theme again on Friday night’s game as both Sabathia and Verlander were set for a highly anticipated duel in the Bronx.
New York has had to sit out through the most postponed games this season (9), and had 13 other games delayed due to weather.
These two teams agreed to get the game going on Friday, due to a forecast that kept calling for decent playing conditions. That was not the case though, as buckets of wet precipitation descended upon Yankee Stadium.
The Bombers and the Tigers tried to get Game One of the ALDS underway, but sadly the rain had other plans; as with the scored tied a 1 in the middle of the second inning.
Now the bout between Sabathia and Verlander will wait until at least Game Three on Monday, which means that both aces will have one start; even if the best-of-five series goes the distance.
It was announced by Major League Baseball that game one will resume on Saturday night, at the point of suspension-weather permitting-with the Yankees batting in the bottom of the second inning. Fans may not have an opportunity to see the suspended game though, as the forecast is calling for rain through Saturday night.
New York will now send out starter Ivan Nova to continue the suspended game, as the rookie-sensation is slated to take on Doug Fister. The first pitch is slated for 8:30 p.m. with the game being televised on TBS.