Joe Girardi wasn’t happy about another rainout, but he knows he can't do anything about it.
“We don’t like it because you know they’re probably going to be split double headers,” Girardi said after Friday night’s game against the Orioles was postponed, the Yankees’ rainout of April. “That makes it tough on your bullpen, it makes it tough on your guys, but what are you going to do?”
The Yankees also have makeup games, which have not been announced, to play against the Twins and Orioles, a result of rainouts April 5 and April 12, respectively, at the Stadium.
No makeup for Friday night’s game was announced, though there will not be a double header this weekend.
The makeup for Friday's game might not be a double header. The teams have a common off day Sept. 8, one day after they finish a three-games series at the Stadium. The Yankees could play here Sept. 8, then depart for Anaheim where they start a series with the Angels Sept. 9. The Orioles start a three-game series in Toronto Sept. 9. But the Twins are also off Sept. 8 so their return trip to the Bronx could come then. No one knows for now.
As for the rest of this weekend, Friday night’s starter, CC Sabathia will start Saturday night. Girardi left open the possibility of there being a change in the rotation after that.
Originally, Sabathia was to be followed by Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova, and then A.J. Burnett starting the series against the White Sox Monday, followed by Bartolo Colon Tuesday.
Though Girardi didn’t say, Nova could be a candidate to be skipped.
“I just want to look at it, make sure how we set it up,” Girardi said.