As expected, tonight’s Game 4 has been postponed. The incoming storm will bring plenty of rain tonight and there was simply no way this game would have been played.
Game 4 will be played tomorrow at 8:08pm. Friday is no longer an off day; Game 5 will be played at 7:08pm at Yankee Stadium. That means no travel day between Game 5 in the Bronx and Game 6 in Houston.
If you had tickets to today’s originally scheduled game, they’re valid for tomorrow (Thursday). And if you had tickets for what was supposed to be Game 5 tomorrow, those are now good for Friday night.
This helps the Yankees a bit as they can avoid JA Happ until Saturday, though they probably would go with a bullpen game if the series was in the Astros favor, 3-2. However, it also means four straight games without a day off, which could be tough on a team so bullpen-reliant. Houston also benefits because they can stave off their bullpen game until Saturday as well, though they could face the same relief issues the Yankees do.
Tomorrow, Masahiro Tanaka and Zack Greinke can start on full rest. Friday, James Paxton and Justin Verlander can go full tilt as well. Houston could hold off on Verlander until Game 6 if they’d like, too. The Yankees almost certainly will wait as long as possible to go the Happ/bullpen route.