The Yankees were supposed to begin their annual Subway Series showdown at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, but instead, the fans in attendance were treated to only warmups and later, running exercises from the grounds crew. The tarp came off the field in the Bronx a couple times before the scheduled start time, but once the delay began, it never ended.
It took until a little after 8:30pm ET for the Yankees to make any kind of announcement on length of delay, and when they did, they just announced the rainout. The two teams will make it up on Sunday as part of a July 4th doubleheader with the first game beginning at 2:05pm ET and the second at the normally scheduled time of 7:08pm ET. A later report revealed that the Mets declined a suggested two-stadium doubleheader in September.
Jordan Montgomery will pitch tomorrow and Gerrit Cole will go Sunday. The third starter has yet to be announced (Michael King and Nestor Cortes are possibilities), though it will not be Jameson Taillon, who is set for Tuesday in Seattle after the Monday off-day.
Because the Yankees are the Yankees and can’t make anything with their fans easy, it will be a split-admission doubleheader and tickets tonight will only be valid for the matinee (and this is all happening on July 4th, when they may have had other plans anyway). Additionally, these two games will of course only vaguely be real, as they’ll be seven innings each.
Kinda feel like this is a really bad job by the Yankees. They shouldn't make Sunday the DH. People have plans — that's why they came tonight. Now, fans are forced to choose between July 4 and a game, and they're all out $$$ for parking and money spent tonight.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) July 3, 2021
The fans were not pleased and chose to just hang out at Yankee Stadium after the announcement.
Tonight's #Yankees game has been postponed.— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) July 3, 2021
Fans here at Yankee Stadium are NOT happy, booing as the PA announcer delivered the news.
People seem mad and are just hanging out here for some reason pic.twitter.com/VUM2fPxlkY— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) July 3, 2021
I just watched a group of fans with freshly bought food and beer walk back to their seats and sit down. Fans aren't going anywhere.— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) July 3, 2021
We love baseball in 2021, don’t we folks? See you tomorrow.