2 Keys to Watch in Game 2
The Yankees will send left-hander Nestor Cortes to the mound in Game 2 Thursday night. The Guardians will need to overcome a season-long struggle against left-handed pitching in order to avoid going back to Cleveland down 2-0. Kwan will need to stay hot and get Ramírez to the plate with men on base.
Along with the new postseason schedule, which gives the Guardians and Yankees an off-day between Games 1 and 2, weather could play a big factor. With rain expected, if there are delays it could limit the length the teams are able to use their starting pitchers. If the game is postponed and played on the second off-day of the series on Friday, it will force them to play four days in a row, which could affect pitching matchups. Keep a close eye on the weather as Game 2 approaches.