Yankees V Angels game in jeopardy with inclement weather, 6/1/22

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The New York Yankees are gearing up to face off against the Los Angeles Angels in the second game of a three-game series on Wednesday evening. After the Bombers pummeled LA on Tuesday by a score of 9–1, they will feature Nestor Cortes on the mound to help overcome them once again.

Cortes has been phenomenal this season for the Yankees, featuring as their Ace. He currently hosts a 1.70 ERA over 53 innings pitched. He’s earned 10.36 strikeouts per nine with an 86.6% left on base rate and 35.2% ground ball rate. His xFIP sits at 3.01 and a 2.90 SIERA.

Yankees V Angels could be rained out:

However, the Yankees’ top starter may not have an opportunity to pitch on Wednesday due to the inclement weather expected in the area. According to the forecast, it is expected to start raining at 8 PM with showers and scattered thunderstorms after 9 PM.

The teams may be able to get through the first few innings of the contest, but with showers likely between 8 PM and 2 AM, it’s unlikely they’re able to finish the game on time. The chance of precipitation hovers around 60%, but it is possible they could play through it if no lightning is detected and the rain is light.

The Yanks have had several games postponed this year due to weather, forcing them into multiple doubleheaders, which have put a strain on the starting rotation.

If the teams do have to reschedule the rest of the game, they could push the remainder to Thursday at 1 PM and then start the next game at 7:05 PM.

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