Update 5:05 p.m. — The Yankees announced that Wednesday’s cancelled game will be made up on Monday, June 2 at Yankee Stadium with a 7:05 p.m. start time.
As expected, non-stop rain has forced the cancellation of Wednesday’s game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
No official word on a make-up date has been announced, but sources said they will likely play on June 2. Both teams have an off day and the Mariners open a tw0-game series against the Braves in Atlanta on June 3. The other matching off day is on August 21. But the Mariners would be in the midst of a three-city, nine-game road trip.
I can’t imagine the Mariners wanted to play a doubleheader on this road trip that already features another double header in Oakland.
The Mariners have said that lefty Roenis Elias, who was scheduled to start on Wednesday, will get the start in Thursday’s game. The Yankees were going to have to make a bullpen start with reliever David Phelps because of the Michael Pineda suspension. But now they will start Hiroki Kuroda, who was scheduled to start on Thursday anyway.
Felix Hernandez will start on Friday night in Houston. What does that mean for Hisashi Iwakuma? It’s not clear. Manager Lloyd McClendon will likely map out the rest of the rotation and probables before tomorrow’s game.
This is the first Seattle rainout in New York City since June 7, 2003, when Seattle was rained out while visiting the Mets, and the first rainout at the Yankees since May 18, 1988. It is the sixth overall rainout in New York, five vs. the Yankees and one vs. the Mets.