As you've no doubt heard, tonight's game was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Javier Vazquez (1-3, 9.78), who was warming up when told last night’s game had been postponed, will start the first game against Rick Porcello (2-3, 7.50), which had been last night’s scheduled pitching matchup. In what was the original Wednesday night matchup, Phil Hughes (4-0, 1.69) goes against Jeremy Bonderman (1-1, 5.74) in the nightcap.

“It’s just hard on your guys physically, it’s hard on your pitching staff,” Joe Girardi said.  “It’s hard to throw a guy in consecutive games [out of the bullpen]. It’s just difficult.”

With Alfredo Aceves apparently headed to the DL with a stiff lower back, the Yankees, already carrying 13 pitchers, are likely to call up Juan Miranda from Triple A-Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to give them an extra lefthanded bat.

Girardi hinted that the Yankees are also likely to bring up a pitcher to be on “standby,” in other words a pitcher they could activate between games if necessary.

If, for instance, the Yankees needed seven pitchers to get through today’s first game, the extra pitcher, in this case probably Jonathan Albaladejo or Mark Melancon, could be activated before the second game.

“That could possibly happen, yes,” Girardi said of the “standby” option.

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Girardi said he was unlikely to use any reliever in both games, though if, say, Boone Logan came in to get one batter, he could be available the second game. Mariano Rivera, who hasn’t pitched since April 30, could potentially close out both games if the first appearance wasn’t overly taxing.

“I’d have to talk to them to see how they felt and see how hard they actually worked,” he said. “But it’s not something you’d really want to do.”

A lot like playing a doubleheader.