A full day of rain in New York on Wednesday pushed Game 4 back by one day, scrambling the pitching situation for both clubhouses. The Yankees and Astros both were most likely set to use a bullpen day on Wednesday, with their top starters low on rest. But with the extra day in between games, the Yankees will start Masahiro Tanaka and the Astros will send out Zack Greinke.
It’s a rematch of Game 1, when Tanaka outdueled Greinke. Both starters lasted six innings, with Tanaka holding the Astros to one hit and no runs, while Greinke gave up seven hits and three runs in an eventual 7-0 Yankees win. The Yankees will hope Tanaka can again eat up innings tonight, as the prospect of four games in four days (if the series goes to seven games) complicates their heavy reliance on the bullpen.