Game 6 is postponed ... will be made up tomorrow [8:20] and Game 7 will be moved to Monday, if necessary [7:57] ... rained out because "Forecast was holding true and it predicted rain throughout the evening" MLB official ... Another exec said there wasn't a chance of clearing before 10 p.m.
Joe Saunders (Game 2: 7-6-2-1-5, 105) / Andy Pettitte (Game 3: 6.1-7-3-1-2, 95)
If work permits, I'll be watching. (Or, I'll just stop working!)
Tim Smith, Daily News:
Come in from the ledge. Take some deep, cleansing breaths. Relax. Everything is going to be fine. Stop flashing back to the American League Championship Series of 2004.Mike Lupica, Daily News:
You're the Yankees and you've won 109 games already this season, and when you're that good, when you're this loaded, you can't let it all come down to a one-game season ...Mark Hale, Post:
You're the Yankees and you shouldn't even be playing Game 6, you should have put the Angels away after six runs in the top of the seventh Thursday night. Only you couldn't. ...
The Yankees could have won Game 3 and gone on to sweep. Could have closed out the Angels Thursday night. ... It is the Yankees who are playing for their season tonight.
The crushing Game 5 loss on Thursday? No big deal. Memories of the 2004 ALCS collapse to the Red Sox? That was a long time ago. The Yankees' struggles in the past against the Angels? This is a different Yankees team. Torii Hunter's bold plan for the Angels to "shock the world" this weekend in The Bronx? Get serious. ...
If the Yankees win tonight, they will end any comparison with the 2004 team that squandered a 3-0 edge in the ALCS by losing four straight to the Red Sox. ...
But if the Yankees lose tonight, they will need to play a do-or-die Game 7 tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium, meaning there would remain a chance for their season to end without a World Series appearance -- just like in 2004.