And they waited for the offense to get a hit with a runner in scoring position.
That, too, never happened.
Those who stuck it out to the bitter end — there weren’t many — were rewarded with Dellin Betances’s best work of the season, a so-called Immaculate Inning in which he struck out the side – Jim Adduci, Justin Upton and Miguel Cabrera — on nine pitches in the eighth.
But their wait for a Yankees run was in vain, and the entire affair, which ended 7 hours 30 minutes after the scheduled start time, resulted in a 2-0 Yankees loss.
“We thought we would have enough time to get it in,” said Manager Joe Girardi, who did not complain about the officials’ decision to delay the start.
“I think they were trying to protect both sides from using a starter and blowing a starter after two or three innings,” Girardi said.
The game was reminiscent of one that began June 27, 2016, and ended in the wee hours of June 28, delayed for more…