Last night's rainout gives the bullpen an extra day to rest their weary elbows and shoulders. Perhaps it will also give Joe Torre an extra day to reconsider his usage of said bullpen.
The day off also helps break up the momentum of this embarrassing five-game losing streak.
Cashman & co. are smart to allow Phil Hughes to pitch tonight on his normal rest. There's enough pressure on the kid without throwing him into the Yankees/Red Sox gauntlet in his first major league start. And Andy Pettitte's a Red Sox killer, and he'll now pitch Friday night against the evildoers.
All things considered, last night was the best the Yankees have played in a week.