New York – Game 2 of ALDS match between New York Yankees And the Cleveland Guardians Could be affected by rain Thursday. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:37 p.m. ET, though the rain forecast calls for rain most of Thursday and continues into the early morning hours on Friday.
The MLB deals with all decisions related to the weather in the post-season and the league has yet to announce whether Match 2 will be delayed or postponed.
Here is the current weather forecast around the scheduled start time of Game 2 (Via CBS News New York). Heavy rain is expected in New York City around the first stadium.
The Atlanta Braves And the Philadelphia Phyllis Wait for a three-hour rain delay before playing Game 2 on Wednesday, though it doesn’t look like the Yankees and Guardians have a similar playable window on their way on Thursday.
Friday is Friday out of the day, so if Game 2 is already postponed due to rain, the Guardians and Yankees will play the game on Friday instead. However, that would force the two teams to play games 2-5 on four consecutive days. Friday is the last scheduled holiday in the series.
The Yankees won Game 1 behind Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rizzo. They lead the best streak out of five 1-0. Game 2 scheduled starters are All-Star lefty Nestor Cortes (12-4, 2.44 ERA) and 2020 AL Cy Young winner Shane Bieber (13-8, 2.88 ERA).
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