The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians are neck-and-neck fighting for the ALCS spot, and the fight may be delayed a bit longer.
The New York Yankees and the Cleveland Guardians are neck-and-neck fighting for an ALCS date with the Houston Astros. The Yankees kicked off a win in Game 1, and the Guardians brought it to a tie in Game 2. The Guardians then defeated New York in Game 3, and New York evened the series once again in Game 4.
Monday’s Game 5 will be the final test to determine who advances to the ALCS, and fans looking forward to watching may have to wait even longer due to expected showers in the NYC Metro Area.
New York Metro Weather tweeted, “Quick Update: No major changes to the thought process in regards to the forecast this evening. All model data continues to show a batch of showers and storms moving through the NYC Metro between 7-9pm. The game is likely to be impacted by weather at some point tonight.”
There isn’t any official update of how the weather may impact the game, so it could very well begin on time. However, it could also result in a delay or cancellation, which would be less than ideal.
With many underdogs advancing this postseason, Game 5 is bound to be one of the most stressful for Yankees fans.
Yankees may be taken out by yet another underdog postseason team
This postseason has been mostly about the underdogs. In the Wild Card series, the Philadelphia Phillies surprised many by beating out the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Phillies then went on to beat the defending World Series champions, the Braves, in the NLDS. As if that wasn’t surprising enough, the San Diego Padres knocked out the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had the best record in the league this season and one of the best records in MLB history.
The Houston Astros stayed in by defeating the Seattle Mariners, so they’re the only favored team advancing. The Guardians weren’t expected to defeat the Yankees, but now they’re closer than ever.