The forecast in Washington DC isn’t looking good for Thursday’s Yankees-Nats matchup.
We thought we could have it all, didn’t we? After watching the 2020 MLB season be pushed back to July 23, we were truly selfish and greedy enough to assume there would be good weather on this coming Thursday night for Yankees baseball.
The New York Yankees and defending World Series champion Washington Nationals are set to get baseball started tomorrow evening at 7 p.m., but the weather report in DC isn’t looking like it’ll be cooperating.
Things can change, obviously, but right now we’re looking at likely thunderstorms in the evening.
Mother nature is really going to make us sweat about possibly the best regular-season pitching matchup we’ll see all year? Come on, now.
To be specific, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. there’s a 65% chance of thunderstorms in the nation’s capital. If that’s indeed the case, we may have to wait until Friday evening for the Yankees to kick off their campaign.
Fans will just have to speak clear skies into existence.
Fans have already gotten a teaser of this Opening Day lineup and we could be delayed yet again? And Dr. Fauci’s highly-anticipated first pitch too?! It just doesn’t seem fair.
This potential delay would then move around the Yankees schedule and have them playing 17 games in a row, 12 of which would be on the road. That little day off that was set for this Friday actually mattered in a pretty significant way.
It could also change the layout of the starting rotation, since the extra day would’ve allowed Aaron Boone to delay Masahiro Tanaka’s return and use Gerrit Cole after three other hurlers took the bump (Paxton, Happ and an opener, presumably).
Now, we just sit back and hope the weatherman is wrong, because that happens all the time anyway.