Earlier today the Yankees postponed their afternoon tilt due to snow and cold temperatures. Now, a few hours later, the Mets have announced they have postponed their home game against the Phillies which was to begin, well, a few hours later. The game will be made up in a July 9 doubleheader.
In the meantime, between yesterday’s off day and today’s snow-out, Gabe Kapler’s relievers will be totally rested and will be able to be fully deployed in any way Kapler desires in their next contest.
That’s, um, good, right?
Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:
“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”
Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.
Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.