Thanks to rain showers in New York City, the deciding Game 5 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Guardians and New York Yankees was pushed back a day.
Originally set for a 7:07 p.m. Eastern Time start, the game was postponed and now will start at 4:07 p.m. Eastern Time this afternoon.
But it appeared as if players on both sides were prepared to play a late one last night.
According to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees and Guardians were both in full uniform and anticipating a 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time start, that is, until the forecast changed and ultimately resulted in the game being pushed back to this afternoon.
How close were the Yankees and Guardians to playing last night? Players were uniformed up and in eye black and everything anticipating a 9:30 start before the forecast changed, Aaron Boone says.
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Yanks, Guards Were Ready For Game 5
You can bet that players from both sides are raring to go this afternoon.
They already had to deal with an off day after Game 1 before Game 2 was ultimately postponed.
That eliminated the off day in between Games 2 and 3.
There was initially no scheduled off day after Game 4, but the rainout obviously changed that.
Clearly though, both teams were ready to go last night.
It wasn’t until the forecast changed that the game was ultimately rained out.
But with Game 5 set to start in roughly an hour, both sides are certainly amped up and ready to get out there this afternoon to see who will ultimately advance to the ALCS and take on the defending American League Champion Houston Astros.
Aaron Civale will get the start for the Guardians, as was originally planned.
We’ll see how Game 5 plays out.