Good morning, New York sports fans! Do you hate meteorologists as much as I do, especially this morning? Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium was suspended by rain in the bottom of the second inning Friday night. Weather permitting, it will be resumed Saturday night.
The game, pretty obviously, should never have been started. MLB's Joe Torre said the league trusted a forecast of intermittent showers, which turned out to be incorrect. The best pitchers on both teams, CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Justin Verlander for the Tigers, are now wasted and will only pitch once in the best-of-five series.
Problem is, there is rain in the forecast all day today in New York City. That might necessitate playing a doubleheader on Sunday -- something no one wants to do in the playoffs.
After the jump, more about your regional sports scene.
Joe Torre Should Replace Terry Francona In Boston: With Francona out in Boston, the former Yankee manager is the most qualified person to take over the managerial duties in Boston. You have to believe Torre would enjoy the opportunity to compete against the Yankees, who unceremoniously pushed him out the door.
Syracuse Vs. Rutgers: Scouting The Orange, Scarlet Knights: Syracuse and Rutgers meet this afternoon at the Carrier Dome. We have scouting reports on both squads.
Jets (2-1) At Ravens (2-1): New York Aims To Re-Establish Identity: Nick Mangold, who missed last week with a high ankle sprain, is questionable Sunday for New York.
Giants (2-1) At Cardinals (1-2): New York Tries To Build On Victory Over Eagles: The Giants need to avoid an emotional letdown Sunday after last week's victory over Philadelphia.