With the regular season scheduled to wrap up on Wednesday, any major rain disruption this weekend could seriously affect Aaron Judge’s home run total. And since it was raining in the Bronx on Saturday, most of it expected before 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service, the decision was made to delay the start until 1:30 p.m. in the hope that the game would be played today. .
In the unlikely event that teams can’t play today, they could play a doubleheader on Sunday. But with a 60 percent chance of rain during the day on Sunday and a 30 percent chance of rain at night, nothing is guaranteed either.
Unfortunately, lost games will almost certainly not be recovered. There are no postseason implications for either team, so instead of playing Thursday, a scheduled day off for all postseason teams, the Yankees would likely finish their season with 160 or 161 games. . Fans would undoubtedly be clamoring for a makeover game if Judge were stuck at No. 61, but an exception made to accommodate a player seeking individual achievement would be highly unusual.