Tough Times Ahead for New York Yankees as Rain Delay Makes Their Schedule an Absolute Nightmare

Published 05/08/2022, 7:40 AM EDT
Sep 21, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It has been three days since the New York Yankees have played any baseball in the ballpark. The series opener between the Yankees and Texas Rangers was postponed for a second straight day on Saturday because of the heavy rain.

Notably, the Yankees are yet to play any game after their defeat to the Toronto Blue Jays. With the game being canceled on Saturday, too, the Pinstripes will play their three-game series opener against the Rangers on Monday. With an impeccable record of 18 wins out of 25 games, the Yankees have the best record this season.

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However, the Yankees must prepare themselves for the upcoming games, as they will not have a single rest day for over three weeks. The Yankees had a tremendous win-streak of 11 games until the Blue Jays defeated them in the last game. The Rangers, on the other hand, are not having their best season. But they are on four games winning streak.

New York Yankees to begin their 22 days of continuous baseball on Sunday

The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers will play a doubleheader on Sunday to make up for the last two days of games. With Gerrit Cole as a starting pitcher for the Yankees, they will face the Rangers’ right-handed ace, Dane Dunning.

Sep 21, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela (29) scores a run in front of Texas Rangers catcher Jose Trevino (23) on a single by Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (not pictured) during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The biggest challenge for the Yankees will be to not lose games in their fortress. Talking about this season, The Bronx Bombers have completely dominated their opposition in the Bronx. They have lost only three games out of 13 games so far in the Bronx, that too at the start of the season.

Now, with the new series starting on Sunday, the main challenge for the Rangers will be to breach the Bronx, because the Aaron Judge and Co. are in fine form and they will not give any chances to their opposition.

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The Yankees’ schedule is so packed that they have to play 23 games in the next 22 days. The major concern for the Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone will be about how to use rotations. Because Boone also has to protect his players from injuries.

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These next 23 days are very crucial for the Yankees. Only time will tell if they will pull off this nightmare of a schedule or not.

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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