The NYC weather forecast for Saturday, October 24th, calls for temperatures around 62° F – but with rain, most of the day, including when Game 6 of the 2009 ALCS (if necessary) is scheduled.
So, rather than being in a spot where they have to mess with whatever bad weather can bring for Game 6 – albeit rain-delays impacting starting pitchers or a cancelation causing the game to be moved to Sunday and allowing the Angels to have more pitchers available, etc. – the Yankees should wrap up the ALCS with a win tonight…and make the weather forecast for Saturday a moot item.
I wonder if General Joe and crew are thinking about this…and will play the game tonight more like a must-win situation than a “we have two games after this one, if needed” situation? If you were the Yankees, knowing the forecast for Saturday, how would you play it tonight?