Well, I don’t think this is how the Yankees drew it up on Masahiro Tanaka‘s start day: it’s raining in Tampa. Tanaka was supposed to start against the Phillies today, and although the game hasn’t been cancelled as of yet, it’s still unlikely the Yankees will play with all the rain.
CC Sabathia was also supposed to throw a sim game this morning but the rain washed out Sabathia’s workout.
It would be unfortunate if the Yankees couldn’t play; Tanaka’s start was highly anticipated, and the Yankees are using almost all their regulars (except for Jacoby Ellsbury).
Now that we know it’s raining, the Yankees have two options in order to get this game in:
1) They could wait out the rain and hope there will be a chance to play
2) They could fly to New York and play here since it’s sunny, but unless they want to wear hats, scarves and gloves, it’s not baseball weather.
— Tyler Austin took a step forward and now he’s hitting off a tee. He said he felt great and there seems to be no problems with his wrist.
— Scott Sizemore is scheduled to play today (if the Yankees do play). He played in a Spring game two days ago.
Here are the relievers scheduled to get into today’s game