Rainout at St. Louis likely to change Carlos Rodon’s Yankees debut plan

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ST. LOUIS — After the Yankees’ Friday game against the Cardinals was washed out following rain, the team had to adjust their weekend pitching plans. This could result in their $162-million signing Carlos Rodon making his debut in pinstripes earlier than the originally planned date of July 7.

The Yankees will play a doubleheader in St. Louis on Saturday and according to manager Aaron Boone, this has impacted their pitching plans. The first pitch is set for 2:15 p.m. ET, maintaining the original schedule for Saturday’s day game. The YES Network will broadcast the game for viewers.

The change in Yankees’ pitching plans

Initially slated to take the mound on Friday night, right-handed pitcher Luis Severino had plans to guide the Yankees to their third consecutive win. However, with the postponement, Severino’s start has been rescheduled for Game 1 of the doubleheader on Saturday, as confirmed by Boone.

The second game of the doubleheader presents a challenging situation for the pitching staff. Originally slated to start on Saturday, ace Gerrit Cole‘s appearance is being postponed due to the possibility of continued wet conditions. As a result, the Yankees will opt for a bullpen game for Game 2 of the doubleheader. Fans can catch the action on Amazon Prime, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET.

The Yankees have yet to decide on the 27th player to call up for the doubleheader, but it is expected that this player will be tasked with pitching a significant number of innings in the second game. The team is currently assessing the logistics of player availability, considering the travel arrangements for the RailRiders, who are away in Syracuse, and the Patriots, who are playing in Bowie. The decision for the opening pitcher in the second game also depends on the bullpen usage in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

Carlos Rodon is set to rejoin the Yankees soon.
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Carlos Rodon may be asked to debut earlier

Despite the adjustments made to the pitching plans over the weekend, the highly-anticipated debut of Carlos Rodon in the Yankees’ rotation may be unchanged. He is still scheduled to make his final rehab start on Saturday, pitching for High-A Hudson Valley. Following that, Carlos Rodon is planned to make his first start with the Yankees on Friday, July 7, at Yankee Stadium against the Cubs.

As the Yankees prepare for Saturday DH and Gerrit Cole takes is likely to take the mound on Sunday, they are still in need of one more starting pitcher for the upcoming week. The Yankees may ask Carlos Rodon to make his debut against the Orioles and make his highly-anticipated start in pinstripes.

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2 thoughts on “Rainout at St. Louis likely to change Carlos Rodon’s Yankees debut plan

  1. Don’t even care anymore we suck anyway. Fuck Hal Steinbrenner he’s running this shit hole team and organization into the ground and worst part is he doesn’t care as long as his pockets are filled

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