Sunday, May 19, 2013

Yanks-Blue Jays Rained Out

By Howard Goldin

BRONX, NEW YORK, MAY 19- For the first time during the 2013 season, a game at Yankee Stadium was postponed because of inclement weather. An early morning rain that was expected to continue throughout the day caused the postponement of the final game of the current Yankees homestand.

The rare pitching matchup scheduled for Sunday afternoon appeared fully capable of providing excitement for the attending fans. C.C. Sabathia (A.L.-2007) and R.A. Dickey(N.L.-2012), would have been the fifth combo of starting former Cy Young Award winners in a contest at the current Yankee Stadium Sabathia faced a former Cy Young recipient, “King” Felix Hernandez of the Mariners in his last start five days ago. Dickey would have been the 11th Cy Young Award winner to start against Sabathia.

The Blue Jays, losers of their last nine games at Yankee Stadium, were glad to be returning home to Toronto. They will face Tampa on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Yankees will travel to Baltimore for a three game series that will begin on Monday night. Sabathia will be in the starting role on Monday.

A make-up date for the washed-out contest was not announced, but will most likely occur in the late summer as the Blue Jays return to the Bronx for a three game set on August 20-22.

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