Game 1 Of Yankees, Tigers ALDS Suspended By Rain

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.

Obviously, there's no word yet on what this suspended game does to CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander. We can say with a high degree of certainty that it does not do anything good.

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