Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Tonight's game will be played tomorrow. It's going to piss off a lot of ticket holders who have to work, but the Yankees can't control the rain.

Who does the rainout help? I would say that it's a mixed bag. The Yankees get a chance to give a day of rest to Proctor, Farnsworth, and (most importantly) Rivera. The Tigers did not pitch Zumaya, Rodney, or Jones yesterday, so they don't get as much utility to the rainout.

On the other hand, Mike Mussina is not one who likes his routine changed. The extra day of rest could throw him off mentally. I don't see Verlander having the same problem.