The New York Yankees and Cleveland Guardians’ ALDS Game 5 has been moved to Tuesday, October 17. Monday’s game was postponed due to bad weather for over three hours before MLB announced the new time.
The game on Tuesday will begin at 4:17 p.m. (ET). Managers and MLB officials discussed the rescheduling multiple times before deciding.
The ALDS Game 5 has been rescheduled for 4:07 p.m. because of the prolonged bad weather conditions tonight. (ET) the following day,” tweeted MLB Communications.
Due to the extended inclement weather conditions tonight, tonight’s ALDS Game 5 has been postponed and rescheduled for 4:07 p.m. (ET) tomorrow.— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) October 18, 2022
As the most crucial game of the ALDS between the Yankees and Guardians was delayed on Monday night due to precipitation, New York’s weather woes persisted.
With the game either starting very late on the East Coast or being moved to Tuesday, fans at Yankee Stadium have endured hours of weather delay.
The do-or-die game’s supporters at Yankee Stadium held out hope that it would proceed as planned, whether it was an act of God or a Yankees plot to rest their bullpen on another day.
The Yankees’ ace Nestor Cortes’ readiness to pitch Monday night, shortening his recuperation period, was one headline going into the championship game. Nasty Nestor might make an appearance in Game 5 after Cortes met with Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Everyone at Yankee Stadium found a way to keep active despite the hazy start time, from the teams to the spectators.
Myles Straw, an outfielder for the Guardians and a rival of the Yankees fanbase, was passing the time by kicking a football around with spectators close to the field.
The New York Rangers vs. Anaheim Ducks game began playing on the venue’s large screen.