Game 4 of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros, scheduled for tonight at Yankee Stadium, has been postponed due to impending inclement weather.
Major storms are expected to hit the Northeast later today. As a result, MLB has decided to call off the game.
Game 4 will now be held tomorrow at 8:08 p.m. ET, with Game 5 being pushed back to 7:08 p.m. ET on Friday.
Friday was originally scheduled to be a travel day in the series.
Game 4 of the ALCS has been postponed. It will be played Thursday, with Game 5 now pushed to 7:08pm on Friday.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) October 16, 2019
The Astros lead the best-of-seven series, two games to one, following yesterday’s 4-1 win behind ace Gerrit Cole. Because of today’s rainout, there will be no days off the remainder of the series.
If the series goes the full seven games, the two teams will have to play the final four contests in a four-day span. This would entail traveling back to Houston after Game 5 Friday night only to play Game 6 the following day.
From a scheduling standpoint, these potential travel arrangements likely help the Astros. The one advantage the Yankees have gained by the postponement is the ability to pitch their top starter Masahiro Tanaka in a must-win game tomorrow on regular rest.
We should find out if manager Aaron Boone intends to do that when he speaks with the media today.