Game One Rained Out, Doubleheader on Tap for Wednesday
The Indians and Padres Monday night showdown has been postponed due to inclement weather. With this being the only trip the Padres will make to Progressive Field all season long, Monday’s game has been rescheduled for a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 12:05. The second game will start about 20 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
With rain in the forecast all throughout the night, there is not a clear window in which the game could be played. Rather than start and stop or risk injury to players due to a wet playing surface, those in charge decided that it was in the best interest of everyone to postpone.
In a strange twist, this is the second straight start to begin the season that has been rained out for Corey Kluber. If you recall, the Indians were rained out last Tuesday in Oakland forcing a doubleheader the follwoing day. Unlike last week, Kluber will not pitch in the doubleheader. Kluber will be pushed back to Tuesday with Zach McAllister getting the nod for one of the games on Wednesday. Terry Francona has indicated that rather than start Danny Salazar and risk toying with the rotation, the Indians will likely promote a minor league pitcher to start one of the two games.
In place of tonight’s game, we also have something special on tap. Without a game or a recap, I will be hanging out for the next hour in the comments. Feel free to ask any questions you might have about the Indians or share any comments you might have about the start of the Indians’ 2014 season. I look forward to talking with everyone and hope we can have some fun since there isn’t any baseball on tap for this evening.
Thanks a lot Mother Nature.