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Red Sox-Yankees rained out, to play split-doubleheader Sunday

Sep 23, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT

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Well, at least the Red Sox won’t lose tonight.

According to the Associated Press, tonight’s game between the Red Sox and Yankees has been postponed due to rain.

The teams will make it up as part of a split doubleheader on Sunday. The regularly scheduled game will start at 1 p.m. ET while the nightcap will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Tonight’s scheduled starters Jon Lester and Freddy Garcia will start tomorrow’s game, which begins at 4:10 p.m. According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Red Sox pushed for the doubleheader because they were concerned about starting tonight’s game and then losing Lester due to a potential rain delay.

The big takeaway here is that this could throw a wrench in Boston’s plans to have Lester start the season finale next Wednesday, as he would be going on short rest. Of course, if they take care of business over the next few days, this will all be rendered moot.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 7:27 PM

    This rain out can’t help Boston, especially if the Rays close the gap.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 7:41 PM

      As far as the Ray’s are concerned, David Price is unhittable early in tonight’s game. In the past, he has pitched extremely well against the Jays. Morrow will have to pitch very well in order for the Jays to beat Tampa Bay.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM

        Morrow did out pitch Price. The latter gave up some unearned runs due to 2 throwing errors he made. The Red Sox can breath a bit easier.

      • proudlycanadian - Sep 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM

        Morrow picked up his very first double play of the season tonight. A most unusual stat.

  2. Utley's Hair - Sep 23, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    1.) What?!?!? A Yanks-Sawx game not on national TV? Heads will roll over this!!!!
    2.) DJ, don’t let Craig see you use “kick off” on HBT again—unless, of course, you are making some reference to Ohio State.

  3. sknut - Sep 23, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    So instead of 4 hours of Sox-Yankees we get 8 hours tomorrow, pack a lunch and a dinner its going to be a long one.

  4. damnyankee13 - Sep 23, 2011 at 9:55 PM

    These should be great games , no matter which team you follow. Unless the Sox continue their crappy play,

  5. cackalackyank - Sep 24, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    Actually, I think this might be a break for the Sox…they had a day off and now an extra one from the weather man. This may serve as a bandage to slow if not stop the bleeding altogether. While the Sox got some more rest for their mentally and physically challenged squad the Rays have already lost again, and the Angels were being one hit last I looked. Toronto is not letting anyone forget their presence in the scheme of deciding the AL playoff picture just as Baltimore had there say earlier in the week. Only time will tell, but fans of “the Nation” may find themselves blessing the rains of September when October rolls around,

    • cackalackyank - Sep 24, 2011 at 12:42 AM

      The Angels just lost to Oakland. So the Sox just gained ground on both their pursuers…of course it will stop raining in NY eventually…..

  6. bigleagues - Sep 24, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    “When you don’t have the extra guys, it’s tougher — which we’ve been through already a few times this year,” Girardi said. “It’s very unlikely I’d play guys two games.”

    It’ll be interesting to see if Girardi mixes regulars with bench/call-ups in each game or has the starters go in the first game and goes with the bench/call-ups in the 2nd game (to allow the starters essentially extra rest by not having to play into the night). If he chooses the latter with Nova on the mound in Game 2 vs Lacking, then that at least gives the Sox a fighting chance to get two Wins on Sunday.

    Get ready fans of offense . . . Wakefield vs Burnett on Sunday afternoon has the potential to turn into a laser and bomb spectacle!

  7. silverdeer - Sep 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    I wanna know what happened to the back-to-back DH. Was it something in the CBA or is it just a money thing from gate receipts? If I had to guess, I would say that it is an income thing from the clubs.

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