Yankees vs. Guardians Climate Forecast: ALDS Sport 5 postponed resulting from rain, rescheduled for Tuesday
NEW YORK – On Monday night, the New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians were scheduled to wrap up their ALDS matchup with Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, due to the bad weather, the game was initially postponed and after more than two hours it was postponed to Tuesday. The first pitch is now scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET.
MLB makes all postseason weather-related decisions, and the league has met roughly every hour since 6 p.m. ET. The first pitch on Monday was originally scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET.
“I think everyone was on the same page when we spoke,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said of MLB’s afternoon talks with the two teams. “As long as we can play the game and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to break and have that power a little result, (would) like to play.”
As a reminder, Game 2 of the ALDS was postponed due to rain, forcing the Yankees and Guardians to play Games 2-5 for four straight days. Teams should be clear on Tuesday, however, as things will be sunny and in the mid-50s.
Tuesday was originally supposed to be a day off for the team that was promoted to the ALCS. The winner now has to travel to Houston after an afternoon game to play Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Wednesday.
The Yankees were scheduled to start Game 5 against Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA), but they will use the extra day to start Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA) instead. The guards, meanwhile, should counterattack with right-wing Aaron Civale (5-6, 4.92 ERA). It’s unclear if the Guardians will follow suit and start Shane Bieber, recreating the Game 2 matchup.