After a thrilling comeback victory in Game 3, the Guardians were unable to close out the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALDS and now head back to The Bronx for a decisive Game 5 at Yankee Stadium. However, the weather might have something to say about that once again.
Guardians vs Yankees Game 5 Forecast
Game 2 of this series was already pushed back by one day following a rainout last Thursday, which ultimately made things a little more difficult on the Yankees pitching staff. Now that another potential rainout is on the horizon with some bad weather set to move through New York around game time, the scripts could be flipped.
The Yankees' bullpen is definitely more worn down than Cleveland's, so a rainout is more beneficial to New York in a few ways.
First, the Yankees could use the extra day of rest on some of their relievers. Second, if it was to be played Tuesday, that now brings in the possibility for Nestor Cortes to be available in a relief role. Lastly, Guardians manager Terry Francona has already said Shane Bieber will be their ALCS Game 1 starter and he is not available at all for the rest of the ALDS.
Sure, the Guardians could use the rest day too given they will be throwing a bullpen game in Game 5, but the advantages for the Yankees on a postponement seem to be greater than those for Cleveland at the moment.
Regardless, you have to imagine the MLB will do everything in its power to get this game played Monday night with the ALCS and a trip to Houston potentially looming for both teams.
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