Yankees' Subway Series Rain Delay: Game 2 has resumed, and it's getting worse

Why are all the starters still in?
New York Yankees v New York Mets
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UPDATE: Play has resumed, and Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer, but not before the Mets scored another three runs to make it 7-0. Why are all the starters still playing and why this this still a game?

The New York Yankees vs New York Mets Subway Series just got a pause in the bottom of the fifth inning when rain started coming down at Citi Field. Hopefully it's a permanent pause and we can go our separate ways.

In the midst of their worst stretch of the 2024 season, the Yankees doubled down with their garbage play during this two-game set. A comedy of errors and inefficiency on Tuesday night (in addition to Gerrit Cole surrendering four homers) ended in a 9-7 loss.

Wednesday night? Deja vu. The Yankees loaded the bases in the first inning for the second night in the row (with fewer than two outs) and came away with zero runs again. They've grounded in three double plays over the first four innings on Wednesday, going 0-for-3 with RISP and stranding four.

And of course, all of those botched opportunities were followed by Mets runs. It's 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth and the Mets have runners on second and third during this stoppage, but it'd be great if we just called this one and moved on to Thursday.

The Yankees are beyond embarrassing for allowing this to happen two nights in a row, and they don't deserve to finish the game. It ends here. Watching another four innings would be torture.

Yankees' Subway Series Rain Delay: Just put us out of our misery already

Fans at Citi Field were instructed to seek shelter from the severe weather, and it looks pretty grim on the live broadcast. The skies were enveloped in dark clouds and buckets immediately started dumping, which halted play almost immediately. In case you're wondering, pop on over to the Amazon broadcast; it's just a still picture of the tarp on the field getting soaked.

Somehow, that's better than the cameras just zooming in on a depressed Gleyber Torres in the dugout.

It's not looking promising that the teams will retake the field. The outfield is flooding with water and it might be in everyone's best interest to hit the showers early. The Yankees aren't going to dream of a comeback in this one, and it's better if they can focus on their crucial four-game set against the Toronto Blue Jays, who are down bad even worse than New York.

Let the Mets have their World Series. We'll see you next time in the Bronx. (But stay tuned for updates.)