Sunday, October 9, 2011

ALCS Game 2 postponed

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The grounds crew in Texas was kept busy last night.
After experiencing more than two hours of rain delays last night, and with the forecast of more rain to come tonight, Major League Baseball chose to postpone Game 2 of the American League Championship Series hours before the scheduled 8:05 p.m. first pitch.

The game now will be played tomorrow at 4:19 p.m., negating what originally would have been a travel day for both the Rangers and Tigers. Game 3 will be played as scheduled Tuesday night in Detroit.

Though the skies in Arlington, Texas, were bright and clear all afternoon, a major system was making its way into the area and was expected to prevent the game from being played without interruption. Rather than risk the kind of lengthy delays that marred last night's series opener, officials decided not to take the chance.

The postponement shouldn't affect either team's rotation; both Derek Holland and Max Scherzer are slated to start Game 2. The Tigers, though, were dealt another major blow when it was revealed right fielder Magglio Ordonez will miss the remainder of the postseason with an ankle injury. Detroit already lost left fielder Delmon Young to an oblique strain.

Is it too late to change my pre-series prediction of a Tigers victory in six games?


NatsLady said...

Mark, dunno if it's too late to change the prediction--does the technology allow ex-post-predic's?

Saw a funny tweet from "FakeCNN"

Update: New York area hospitals also experiencing broken legs from those jumping off Yankees, Giants, and Jets bandwagons.

DKSW said...

Yeah, you should probably change that prediction. The Detroit outfield is in shambles. They have quickly lost two bats that their 40-man doesn't have replacements for.

Dawn said...

I'm not changing my prediction, but it didn't get any easier for the Tigers. Outside of losing a big bat, feel really bad for Magglio he has had some tough, unusual injuries going back to his time with the White Sox. Then he had to travel to Europe for a experimental treatment on his knee. The fact he broke his ankle in the exact same spot is tough. He has always been a classy guy, wish him the best. As far as the Tiger's go, they'll re-group and live to fight another day.

Waddy eye no said...

It's flooding down in Texas.
All the baseball games are down

baseballswami said...

I think we can officially call the 2011 baseball season " The Year of the Rain Delay". I am sure that someone has added up the hours and they are many. By the way , I know Tampa, Minnesota, Arizona have retractable roofs (rooves?) - any others?

natsfan1a said...

Houston, but isn't the new Twins park open air?

I'm still rooting for the Tigers, even if the odds are against them.

natsfan1a said...

Oh, and Toronto?

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