2 Mega Delays. 1 Wasted Loss For The Yankees
Who is doing the weather forecasting these days for the New York Yankees?
For some reason the Yankees-Redsox Game Sunday night, in front of a national TV audience with a great pitchers duel on tap turned into a fiasco of epic proportions.
The Yanks and Sox getting together for another chapter in their great rivalry and the rubber game of an important 3 game set matched the Yankees top pitcher, Hiroki Kuroda taking on undefeated Clay Buchholz of Boston. It turned a farce.
The game was held up for 45 minutes before the 1st pitch and it never rained. But what happened a few hours, and innings later was a bigger joke.
After David Ortiz showed up the Yanks with a solo bomb in the 6th inning to make the score 3-0 Boston the real rain came and came hard. The ballgame was delayed with 1 out in the 6th. 37 minutes later the game resumed and the fun was just starting.
When the game resumed Kuroda was gone. Boone Logan replaced Kuroda and quickly got the last 2 outs of the 6th. It took 4 minutes. When Boston relief pitcher Andrew Miller took the mound to replace Buchholz, the rain came again.
This time however the game was never resumed. Total baseball time-1 hour and 58 minutes. Total time wasted with rain delays 2:07. Who made the call that claimed the rain had passed and it was ok to remove the tarp and play ball again? Did that person just miss a strong weather cell? Did that same person also conclude that delaying the game at the start when it never rained a good idea? How did Major League Baseball allow the game to be held up at the start? If a good forecast would have been presented to Yankee manager Joe Girardi would Kuroda have even made the start?
Kuroda went win less in 2 starts this week, against Matt Harvey and the Mets, and now Buchholz and the Bosox. The Yanks have lost 7 of 8 and head off the Cleveland and then the west coast 2.5 games back of the Red Sox in the AL East.