Oh, it’s on.

A day earlier than he’s scheduled to face the Red Sox within the AL wild-card recreation, New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole dropped the identify that dare not be spoken throughout the confines of Fenway Park — at the very least not because the final one-game playoff between the longtime rivals was determined by a light-hitting shortstop popping the go-ahead homer over the Green Monster.

It’s a great factor, too.

Rain fell steadily within the metropolis, and the tarp by no means got here off the Fenway infield for what grew to become a exercise day for the wild-card qualifiers. The Yankees made it optionally available, with about half the group coming to the ballpark however doing their work indoors; a few dozen Red Sox performed catch within the outfield.

The forecast for Tuesday is for the rain to cease within the morning and temperatures within the excessive 50s.

Boone stated he anticipated infielder Gio Urshela, who bruised his thigh making a sensational catch of a foul ball Sunday within the clincher towards Tampa Bay, to have the ability to play towards Boston. Cora was noncommittal about slugger J.D. Martinez, who slipped on second base as he was operating out to his place within the outfield towards Washington on Sunday.

Cora stated he anticipated to play Christian Arroyo at second and Kevin Plawecki at catcher. There’s “a good chance” Jarren Duran will likely be on the roster, Cora stated.

Left-hander Chris Sale, who threw 62 pitches on Sunday however is getting back from Tommy John surgical procedure, tried to make the case for a spot on the roster in case he’s wanted within the bullpen, however Cora shut it down.

“He actually threw today. He felt good. He stopped by the office and (I was) like, ‘No, we’re not doing that,'” Cora stated. “Hopefully he has a chance to start again here in October.”