New York — Monday night, The New York Yankees And Cleveland Guardians They should wrap up their ALDS streak with Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. Unfortunately, the game was first delayed by bad weather and postponed for more than two hours until Tuesday. First pitch is now scheduled for 4:07 pm ET.
MLB makes all weather-related decisions in the postseason and the league meets every hour or so starting at 6 p.m. ET. First pitch on Monday was originally scheduled for 7:07 pm ET.
“I think everybody was on the same page when we talked,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said of MLB’s afternoon calls with both teams. “As long as we can play the game and it doesn’t look like it’s going to interfere, that power will be there a little bit, (we) want to play.”
It’s worth remembering that Game 2 of the ALDS was postponed due to rain, forcing the Yankees and Guardians to play games 2-5 on four consecutive days. The teams should be clear on Tuesday, however. Sunny in the mid 50s.
Tuesday was originally scheduled as an off day regardless of which team advanced to the ALCS. The winner will now travel to Houston following the afternoon game to play Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros on Wednesday.
The Yankees should start righty Jameson Taillon (14-5, 3.91 ERA) in Game 5, however, they will use the extra day to start Nestor Cortez (12-4, 2.44 ERA). The Guardians, meanwhile, should counter righty Aaron Siwal (5-6, 4.92 ERA). It’s unclear if the Guardians will follow suit and start Shane Bieber, thereby remaking the Game 2 matchup.
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