Astros-Yankees game postponed; doubleheader on Sunday

Game 2 first pitch: 7:38 p.m.

Jeter is set to become the 21st Yankees player to have his number retired. You can also expect coverage of Jeter's ceremony to begin on today at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The game has been rescheduled as the first game of a single-admission doubleheader to be played tomorrow, Sunday, May 14. Derek Jeter is considered one of the best to ever do it all while wearing a Yankees uniform throughout his 20-year career.

Drafted sixth overall by NY in 1992, Jeter retired after the 2014 season at age 40 with a.310 career batting average over 2,747 regular season games. His 3,465 career hits rank sixth in major league history, including eight seasons with at least 200.

The probable pitching match-ups are Mike Fiers of the Astros against Luis Severino in the day game and Charlie Morton of Houston against Mashario Tanaka in the night game.

Their time in the spotlight only briefly overlapped, but Jeter has mentioned many times how Jordan took him under his wing as far back as 1994 when Jordan was trying his own hand at baseball.

The Astros, who won the first two games of the four-game set, won't alter their starting pitching rotation despite the rainout.

McCullers has had an excellent start to the year, with a 2.69 SIERA, 29.1 percent strikeout rate and 1.12 WHIP through 8 games (48 1/3 innings pitched).

  • Jo Lloyd