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Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees game rained out

Roenis Elias was to start against the New York Yankees on April 30.
Roenis Elias was to start against the New York Yankees on April 30.
Photo by Marc Serota

The Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees game from Wednesday (April 30) has been postponed due to rain. It was supposed to take place in the evening, but they called the game really early due to the weather that has been coming through the area. The official statement about the game being canceled has not revealed when or if the match-up will be rescheduled at any point during the regular season.

There is a problem in the schedule, as this is the only time that the Mariners will be visiting New York this year. The Thursday game (May 1) could have been turned into a doubleheader, but it looks like the fear of continued rain in the area has prompted them to not attempt that scenario. Two other options exist to make up this game and they include having the game at Safeco Field later in the season or playing it on an off day for the two teams later in the season.

Rookie Roenis Elias was the starting pitcher for the evening, so he will likely get bumped to Wednesday in order to get him some continued work. The whole starting rotation likely won't get bumped back, though, because Felix Hernandez likes to stay on a consistent pitching schedule. No official announcement has come from the team in that regard just yet though.

As it stands, the next game for the Mariners will take place against the Yankees at 4:05 p.m. PT on May 1. Following that, they will travel to play the Houston Astros in a three-game series and then the Oakland Athletics for four games. The games against Oakland include a doubleheader next Wednesday (May 7) that will serve to makeup a canceled game from April 4.

Having won four of their last five games, the Seattle Mariners have improved to 11-14 on the season. They are also within five games of the first place Athletics in the American League West.