Our friendly TBS broadcast just brought us a conversation between Tom Verducci and Joe Torre, and Joe Torre shared some rather unpleasant but unsurprising news: Game 1 of the Yankees/Tigers ALDS has been suspended by rain.
The Friday forecast in New York called for rain, but it was supposed to be considerably lighter, with a playable window. Instead, pounding rain arrived in the second inning of a 1-1 game, and the radar showed no signs of the rain letting up any time soon. That forced Major League Baseball to make a decision it very much did not want to make.
So the new plan? Game 1 will pick up where it left off on Saturday, at 8:37pm ET. The score will be 1-1, and the Yankees will come to bat for the bottom of the second inning.
Game 2, meanwhile, has been pushed to Sunday, at 3:07pm ET. Sunday had previously been a scheduled travel day, but now the Yankees and Tigers will not get a day off in between Game 2 and Game 3.
That's the new plan. For now. A problem? The forecast calls for more rain over the weekend. Everyone will hope that they can get a game in on Saturday, but should rain pose a problem again,
Sunday could conceivably bring us a playoff doubleheader. A playoff doubleheader! Ken Rosenthal reports that they'll push the games back once more and eliminate the scheduled Wednesday off day.