NEW YORK – The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays were scheduled to play a first pitch at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium Thursday night.
Mother nature had other plans.
The team announced that the game would not start on time as it was tracking storms in the area. Heavy rains had already flooded the Bronx, and more were expected.
Yankees right-hander Luis Severino was scheduled to face Toronto right-hander Kevin Gausman.
Here’s the forecast for the rest of the night, according to the National Weather Service.
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8 p.m., then possibility of showers and thunderstorms between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Some storms could produce small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 50. Wind west 7 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the evening. The chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation is between a tenth and a quarter inch, barring higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
A few notes from the Yankees before the game:
BRONX BOMBERS: Yankees hitters have reached 9HR in their first six games, tied for second most HR in the Majors, behind only the Toronto Blue Jays (11HR in 6G).
NOBODY BEAT THE RIZZ: 1B Anthony Rizzo hit a solo HR in the fifth inning Wednesday against Toronto…managed three of the Yankees’ first six games, becoming the third Yankee since 2008 to complete at least three of the club’s first six games (also Aaron Judge-3G in 2020 and Mark Teixeira-4G in 2011). Has reached base safely in all six games this season, reaching base in 13 of 27 plate appearances this season (4H, 5BB, 2HP). Driven seven of the Yankees’ 21Rs this season. In 13 career games against the Blue Jays, hit .306 (15 in 49) with 3R, 1 double, 3HR, 9RBI, 4BB and 1HP.
LEMACHINE: INF DJ LeMahieu had an RBI tying double in the fifth inning on Wednesday against Toronto…as a Yankee, hit .336 (95 for 283) with 15 doubles, 8HR, 135RBI, 32BB and 3HP with runners in scoring position. Recorded multiple hits in consecutive games… since 2019, his 126 multi-hit games are tied with Rafael Devers and Freddie Freeman for the third most at the Majors, behind only Trea Turner (130) and Whit Merrifield (129) . Is a career .345 hitter (69 for 200) with 35R, 16 doubles, 1 triple, 9HR, 28RBI and 20BB in 51G against the Blue Jays…is his second highest BA (min. 10G) against any opponent in his career (Washington – .350BA in 41G)…in 48 games against Toronto as a Yankee, hit .351 (67 for 191) with 35R, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 9HR, 28RBI, 20BB and 2HP…has the highest BA of any Yankees (min. 100AP) against the Blue Jays (next: Oscar Gamble, .331, 48-for-145).
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