Yankees vs. Mariners rained out Wednesday & rescheduled for June 2

Jim McIsaac

Who'll stop the rain?

Wednesday night's game between the Yankees and Mariners has been rained out because practically the entire east coast is in the middle of a monsoon. Contrary to previous popular belief, the game will not be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday. The makeup date has not yet been announced. New York and Seattle do not meet again at Yankee Stadium this season, but there are two mutual off days (one in June and one in August) in which the Mariners are on the right coast. Look for one of those days to be turned into a game day.

Taking advantage of the rain, the Yankees will skip David Phelps in the rotation tomorrow and go with Hiroki Kuroda instead. The Mariners will push their starter, Roenis Elias, back one day. That means that the Yankees will miss Felix Hernandez in the series. Thank you, rain.

It is entirely possible that the Yankees did not want to play a doubleheader tomorrow with their rotation already short due to injuries with Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda. Two of their long relievers have already been forced into the rotation and a doubleheader would mean that they'd need an additional starting pitcher to pitch in Anaheim on Monday to keep everyone else on regular rest. West coast trip and scrambling for a starter in a thin pitching staff sounds exactly like the kind of mess that would be best to avoid. The Yankees have managed to do that by tonight's game not being made up immediately.

Update: Wednesday's game will be made up on June 2nd.

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