And Then The Heavy Stuff Came Down

We were one row away from a great seat at last night’s game. One row further back and we would have been completely covered from the rain. But, we weren’t and the rain came down and down and down. I don’t know if they showed it on TV, but at one point during the rain delay the tarp was actually in the outfield and the ground crew was working on the infield. And then it rained and rained and rained some more.

It was a disappointing end to an exciting night. The Yankees had Mo throw out the first pitch and honored Posada at the same time by having him catch that pitch. They made a big deal about all of Posada’s career and it gave the fans a chance to salute a player who won’t be in pinstripes next year.

The rain also throws the series into chaos. Ivan Nova is going to “relieve” CC Sabathia tonight when the game picks up in the second inning. Freddy Garcia is going to pitch tomorrow’s Game 2 and Sabathia will be back Monday for Game 3. Game 4, if needed, will probably be started by AJ Burnett. The Yankees and Tigers now have the potential to play four-straight days.

Obviously, Nova’s performance tonight is going to be huge. If he can pitch the majority of the remaining game, it will spare the bullpen. If he can’t the Yankees are going to have to hope Garcia picks up the slack because the alternative is a very tired bullpen.

We’ll see how it all plays out.