Rain postpones several East Coast games, including Yankees-Mariners
Rainy weather caused problems for several teams on the East Coast on Wednesday.
The scheduled game between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees was postponed and will be made up June 2 at 7:05 p.m., which had been an off day for both teams.
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles were rained out for the second straight day in Baltimore. A single-admission doubleheader is scheduled for Thursday starting at 4:05 p.m.
Wednesday night’s Red Sox-Rays game in Boston was rescheduled as the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Thursday.
Wednesday’s game in Philadelphia against the New York Mets was also postponed and has been rescheduled for June 2 at 7:05 p.m.
Due to the rainout, the Yankees won’t have to face Mariners ace Felix Hernandez this week. Hernandez had been slated to pitch the series finale Thursday night, but Seattle pushed him back. Rookie left-hander Roenis Elias, originally scheduled to start Wednesday, will now pitch Thursday instead, the team said.
Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball for New York, as planned.
David Phelps had been set to pitch Wednesday for the Yankees in place of suspended Michael Pineda. Phelps was to make his first start of the season following nine relief appearances.