Title says it all. Currently in a rain delay, hopefully it doesn't last long or it could be a long night.
Has Dennis Eckersley been on the broadcast the past games? I like him.
Looks like weather may force this game to tomorrow.
*Looks at radar*
Yeah.... I just looked at it; looks like this game might not be played.
Game should have started, rain about an hr out still.
Eck isn't on game duties but has been a studio analyst for a few years.
I was lucky enough to be at the game last night so I missed the t.v broadcast. Were the announcers still actling like major yankees fanboys last night?
No way they will play this game tonight by the way this radar looks right now.
4th inning by now I feel bad for people going tonight probably won't see baseball
I feel for one of my co-workers. He cut out early so he could go. What sucks is that if they don't play, he won't be able to go to the make up game because used the last bit of his available time off to go to tonight's game.
The leading edge of the rain is more or less over my house, which is about a 25-minute drive down I-94 from Comerica Park, so this game may very well not happen now. Actually, I have to say that I don't mind Scherzer getting some extra rest, although the forecast for tomorrow's 4 PM start is not promising.
Another 45 minutes at least, they said. If they do in fact play, feel free to come to my place for no sleep and some coffee, as it will be morning by the time it ends.
I'm enjoying this Seinfeld right now.
I feel bad for all the Tigers fans who went out there (and maybe even some who may have flown in from places like Rome). Probably the biggest TIgers game they've ever seen in Comerica and it gets rained out (they just said it's postponed, don't know if that's news)
They gave away a few tickets to tonight's game at my work and some guys had to some crazy schedule adjusting and shift trading to be able to go. I'd have to imagine those guys aren't very happy right now...
The game has been postponed per MLB, unreal it hasn't even started raining yet downtown. Someone didn't want CC getting pulled early tonight...
Stinks, but fair--CC is their best chance. We'd be mad if we were in an elimination pitching JV and he had to sit after 4 because of rain.
But it just now is starting to rain, nearly 2 hrs after the opening pitch. They should have either cancelled the game around 5 or so when it appeared a rainout was possible or get as many innings in as they could tonight, even if that means finishing the game around midnight.
Verlander got screwed twice last year by rain delays in both Game 1s vs NYY and Texas. It shouldn't matter that it is an elimination game. So if the Yankees had won yesterday and the series was at 2-1, the game should be played?
I am sorry, but this looks like clear favoritism for the Yankees who had the misfortune of having this storm potentially arrive on the night their ace was going to start with their bullpen already taxed from Hughes' injury from the night before. They could have clearly played at least 4 innings before the tarp came on and probably got the game in just like the NLCS.
Guess we'll have to wait til tomorrow to finish them off. Not going to lie I'm kind of glad to not have to stay up all night to watch this game.
Moving up the start up time, the weather looks shitty for tomorrow and Friday
yankees live another day!!!!! yeah!!!
Since there's no Tigers game, this can be a perfect drinking thread instead. I'm kicking back with a nice Sailor Jerry's on the rocks myself and....what's that? It's only Wednesday and you guys have "jobs" and stuff, and only lazy ass grad students like me whose classes are M-T-W and thus are starting the weekend tonight can afford to tilt one back? That sucks. Mmmmm.... this is some good rum, though.
I think this may help the Tigers because it will put the end of our series a little closer to the end of the other series, which looks to be going longer. A long break between the ACLS and the WS could affect the momentum the Tigers have right now.
CC is also out for any potential Game 7 start, as it would now be on 2 days' rest. Verlander would go on normal rest. Game 7 for the Yankees? Phil Hughes.
Which probably means, like, David Phelps or someone, because I have a hard time thinking a guy who got pulled with back trouble is gonna be ready that soon. They'll probably have to go the college route and start Johnny Wholestaff.
Man, the Yankees paid the weather?
now will have to miss tomorrow. two tix for sale.
How much you askin'? I might be interested if it's possible to let you know tomorrow (thurs.) Drop me an email, you can find my address on my blog. (Not trying to whore for hits, I just don't want to have yet another way for spam harvesters to find me.)
The rainless rain cancellation was ruh-tarded. I was at the game and they announced that the game was delayed due to inclement weather at ~8pm (as everyone knows). Everyone began checking cell phones for more info, and no one was able to get a data connection (which felt a bit Michigan Stadium-esque). The Tigers gave zero updates as to the reason for the delay (which would have helped given the nice weather). In-stadium monitors played the same Pepsi commercial over and over and over again (eventually, they figured out how to add another Pepsi commercial and a Sony commercial). It was a bit maddening.
Despite the fact that many stadium employees were wired-in via headset, none of them were given any info about the reason for the delay or expected length of delay. So, the Tigers got plenty of loot from concessions and then sent people home...2 hours later and without a single drop of rain. Whether the delay/PPD call came from MLB or the Tigers, the way the Tigers treated their fans was for shit.
I just drove through downtown Detroit via I-75 and there are light blue clouds peaking through the overcast dark clouds. Play Ball!
So since this is still on the first page, this is the new actual open thread, yes?
I'm in. I have to watch from the Postseason.TV broadcast so I am kind of annoyed.
I'm not sure if it was caught on the regular broadcast, but Robinson Cano is incapable of getting out without arguing every call. It's like a rule.
Solid first inning for Scherzer. 1,2,3 and he struck out Swisher and Cano. Now just need to get to CC early!
early 1-0 lead! nice!
Delmon Young only cares about the postseason!
Wow. When Max is on he is my favorite pitcher to watch. He is a K machine.
Tigers are playing defense like it's a series. Yankees are playing defense like they got a tee time tomorrow.
Of course I say that and Fielder bobbles a grounder, but still.
my yankee fan friends tried to convince me that CC was gonna make all the difference..how's that theory looking? (wood has already been knocked on)