UPDATE 6:26 p.m. -- play has been halted again because of the rain. The tarp is on the field.
UPDATE 6:20 p.m. -- Brendan Ryan breaks up the perfect game with a sharp single to left with one out in the seventh. Sabathia comes back to strike out Dustin Ackley and Miguel Olivo. He now has a career-high 14 strikeouts in seven innings.
UPDATE 6 p.m. -- the Tarp is off the field and Sabathia is on the mound after about a 30 minute delay.Well, we are in the middle of a rain delay here at Yankee Stadium. There's one out in the top of the sixth. But the bigger news is that CC Sabathia is throwing a perfect game against the Yankees.
He's faced 16 batters and recorded 16 outs, and he's done it in very dominating fashion. He's struck out 11 batters including the last seven.
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Sabathia had just struck out Mike Carp when the dark skies that had been building opened up a deluge of torrential rain.
It's been a really long delay, so who knows if Sabathia will come back out. It looks like we will play at some point with the tarp being lifted.
Will he pitch a perfect game or a no-hitter? Without the delay, I would have guaranteed it. Now? Who knows.
It reminds me of this scene from one of the greatest movies of all time.
If the Mariners do get no hit, my best analysis would be -- well, they were due.