Yankees manager Joe Girardi and the rest of the roster showed up to work on Tuesday afternoon. However, Girardi didn’t bother filling out a lineup card, which raised eyebrows with the media.
As it turns out, Girardi had a gut feeling the game was going to get rained out, which actually happened at around 3:00 p.m.
“I really didn’t believe we were going to play,” Girardi said.
The Yankees are scheduled to make up today’s game on July 16th as part of a day-night doubleheader. As a result of the doubleheader, the Yankees have pushed back all their starters a day. Luis Severino will pitch tomorrow (weather permitting), Masahiro Tanaka will pitch on Thursday, and CC Sabathia will pitch on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
The last time Severino and Tanaka pitched was against the Chicago White Sox last week at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, the extra rest means the pitchers are going to be unpredictable.
“It’s not what you want, but it is what it is and you’ve got to deal with it,” Girardi said. “Sevvy threw some on Sunday and Tanaka will probably try to throw a little bit today, maybe in the cage. It’s not the perfect world, but it’s what we’re going to do.”