NEW YORK — Relentless storms in the New York area forced a postponement of Wednesday night’s game at Yankee Stadium. The forecast projected no halt to the rain throughout the night.
The Yankees made the announcement just prior to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, or roughly 4 1/2 hours before the scheduled start at 7:05 p.m. Eastern time (4:05 p.m., Pacific time).
The rainout was rescheduled for June 2.
The Mariners are shifting rookie left-hander Roenis Elias to Thursday’s series finale, but the Yankees plan to skip David Phelps and use Hiroki Kuroda, who had been scheduled to pitch Thursday.
Phelps is …