Rainout Forecast Creates Uncertainty For ALCS Game 4 Between Yankees & Astros - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Rainout Forecast Creates Uncertainty For ALCS Game 4 Between Yankees & Astros
Rainout Forecast Creates Uncertainty For ALCS Game 4 Between Yankees & Astros Full view

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees slides safe to third base after an error by Minnesota Twins during the seventh inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 3, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rainout Forecast Creates Uncertainty For ALCS Game 4 Between Yankees & Astros

Although Game three of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees has yet to be played, Yankees manager Aaron Boone already has an eye on Game four, which is scheduled for Wednesday night in New York.

The forecasted rain has forced Boone to do some deep thinking about his pitching options heading into the important matchup. Game four is scheduled to begin at 8:08 p.m. EST on Wednesday.

After Game two, the series moved from Minute Maid Park in Houston, a park that has the potential to be covered via a retractable roof. In the Bronx, however, rain would fall into the seats at Yankee Stadium with no roof to stop it.

Boone was quick to say that while rain has been forecasted for all of Wednesday, it was still a long way away, something that indicates he was not going to jump and make a rash decision. The pressing question for most is whether or not the winner of Game one, Masahiro Tanaka, will come back on short rest to throw on Wednesday night, after throwing only 68 pitches in the first matchup of the series.

“No, I don’t see that,” Boone said of Tanaka starting Game four. “Unless it rains Wednesday, or unless we change our mind.’’

30 SPORTS FIGURES WHO DIED IN 2019 – TRIBUTE SLIDESHOW 

One other option for the Yankees would be to trot out southpaw J.A. Happ, who was the one to give up the walk-off home run to Carlos Correa that ended Game two of the series. Conversely, the Bronx Bombers could go with a less traditional approach and “staff” the game by using multiple different pitchers in their bullpen to eat up the innings.

Boone also talked about how he has been in recent contact with his father, Bob Boone, a former All-Star and Gold-Glover who is now an executive for the Washington Nationals.

“I talked to him last night on the ride (to the hotel) from the (team) bus,’’ Aaron Boone said of his father. “(I have to be) careful with what I say. I don’t want him Jedi mind-tricking me and sneaking information out of me.’’

Boone gave his team the day off on Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s matchup at home. Luis Severino is facing off against the Astros’ Gerrit Cole for Game three.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Jake Dianno

Avid sports fan born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Currently a college baseball player at Middlebury and a diehard Eagles fan.

Latest News

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Now! [Dates, Deals & Ticket Information]

Belmont Stakes tickets are on sale now! Three day passes have already sold out, so don’t miss your chance to…

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s NHL Team Set To Subsidize Transportation For Fans

Seattle’s new NHL franchise is trying to make it easier for fans to get to games given the difficulty of…

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

NFL CBA Proposal Goes To Player Vote

The NFL Players Association has voted to send the CBA brought forth by NFL owners to a full vote by…

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

Duke Upset By Unranked Wake Forest In Double Overtime 113-101 [VIDEO]

The No. 4 ranked Duke Blue Devils lost in dramatic fashion to the unranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons in double…

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Deontay Wilder Says His Legs Were Wore Down From 40 Pound Suit, Third Fury Fight Confirmed

Former WBC Heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder experienced his first loss on Saturday to Tyson Fury after Wilder’s trainer threw…

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Madison Bumgarner’s Unlikely Rodeo Hobby Surfaces

Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner‘s hobby has recently come to light and it isn’t what you would expect. The 2014…

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

NFL Players React To 17-Game Season & New CBA Proposals

The NFL held a meeting Thursday to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement with proposed changes to the regular season…

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

Astros Booed By Nationals’ Fans In First Spring Training Game

The Astros took the field on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Florida, to face the Nationals in their first spring…

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

Kobe Bryant Honored At Memorial Service At Staples Center, Michael Jordan & Shaquille O’Neal Pay Tribute

A memorial was held for Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna on Tuesday to honor their memories after they perished with…

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

NBA League Office To Review Petition Filed By Mavericks’ Owner Mark Cuban Following Controversial Loss To Hawks

Mark Cuban’s criticism of officials following the Mavericks’ 111-107 loss to the Hawks on Saturday is currently being reviewed by the…

Navy Offensive Guard David Forney Dies At 22

Navy Offensive Guard David Forney Dies At 22

A senior at the U.S. Naval Academy and offensive guard for the Midshipmen, David Forney, has died at the age…

Emergency Goaltender Dave Ayres Comes Through For Carolina Hurricanes

Emergency Goaltender Dave Ayres Comes Through For Carolina Hurricanes

An unlikely hero emerged for the Carolina Hurricanes in their 6-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. When both of…