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10/24/09 7:50 PM ET
FAQs on the suspended Game 6
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
NEW YORK -- With the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Angels on a temporary weather-induced hiatus, here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the current situation.
Weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel, is forecasting clear skies and a temperature of 53 degrees at 8 p.m. They are calling for a zero percent chance of precipitation. Weatherbug, which provides weather updates to MLB, said that there is a five percent chance of precipitation at 8 p.m., rising to 10 percent at 9 p.m., with temperatures in the mid-50s. The National Weather Service is calling for mostly clear skies, with a low temperature around 48 and northwest winds at 6 mph.
POSTSEASON POSTPONEMENTSSince Wild Card era began in 1995
|1996||ALCS, Gm. 1||BAL at NYY|
|WS, Gm. 1||ATL at NYY|
|2003||ALCS, Gm. 4||NYY at BOS|
|2004||ALCS, Gm. 3||NYY at BOS|
|2005||ALCS, Gm. 4||LAA at NYY|
|2006||ALDS, Gm. 2||DET at NYY|
|NLCS, Gm. 1||STL at NYM|
|NLCS, Gm. 5||NYM at STL|
|2008||WS, Gm. 5*||TB at PHI|
|2009||NLDS, Gm. 3||PHI at COL|
|2009||ALCS, Gm. 6||LAA at NYY|
Accuweather predicts clear skies and 58 degrees at 8 p.m. and no chance of precipitation all night. Sounds like "play ball" kind of weather. How might this affect each team's rotation? For the Yankees, it's business as usual. Andy Pettitte gets the starting nod for Game 6 on Sunday, and CC Sabathia is the probable pitcher for a potential Game 7. For the Angels, this changes things, potentially for the better. Left-hander Joe Saunders will still get the start in Game 6, and the likes of Jered Weaver and John Lackey will still be available out of the bullpen. But because Game 6 has been pushed back a day, if Lackey isn't used Sunday and the Angels win, the Halos would have their ace available to make the start in Game 7. "We're getting too far ahead of ourselves," Lackey said. "We've got to win [Sunday]." Weaver, who had at one time been listed as the Angels' probable starter for a Game 7, said he is ready, willing and able to help out of the 'pen again, as he did in Game 5. He expects that Lackey would be the Game 7 starter, if need be.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.