ALCS Game Four has been postponed, creating some changes for the pitching schedule for the Astros and Yankees.
What had long been suspected was confirmed today as it was announced that ALCS Game Four, scheduled to be played today, will be postponed until Thursday due to rain. While the Astros and Yankees might enjoy the day off today, this could create some new problems for them.
With Game Four being moved to Thursday at 8:08 p.m. ET, Game Five is also moved to Friday at 7:08 p.m. ET. Friday had previously been a scheduled day off, but now that is no longer the case. Games Six and Seven will still take place on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, if needed.
This means the teams could play four games in four days, which will cause both managers to adjust how they handle their pitching staffs. It will have an effect on both teams, though perhaps more so for one team than the other.