Start of game delayed

BALTIMORE -- They haven't given us a projected starting time for tonight's Yankees-Orioles game, but rest assured it will not start as scheduled at 7:05.

The rain is coming down very hard right now, and there is a lot of thunder and lightning in the area. I assume both teams will wait as long as possible to get this one in, but they do have one common off day -- Monday, Sept 16 -- so there is always the chance this one will get whacked and the makeup would be held then.

That would mean the Yankees would leave here, go to Boston for three games over the weekend and turn around and come right back for one game before heading to Toronto for next week's three-game series with the Blue Jays.