The Yankees' opening day match-up with the Houston Astros has been postponed due to inclement weather. The season was slated to open with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound, facing off against Dallas Keuchel in a rematch from the 2015 AL Wild Card game. However, with rain in the forecast all day, the Yankees have decided to push the first game back to Tuesday.
Open Day will start at 1:05 EST tomorrow, with Tanaka and Keuchel presumably still slated to pitch. According to Sweeny Murti, the gates will still open at 11 am, and fans with tickets can exchange them for any other 2016 game, if they so choose.
The rainout marks the first Yankee Opening Day to be postponed since 2008. Elsewhere around the league, the best starting pitching match-up appears to be David Price vs. Corey Kluber, who will start for the Red Sox and Indians, respectively. That game starts at 4:05 EST, for those looking to get their baseball fix even with the Yankees' season on hold.
One more day. Let's go Yankees.