Apr 4, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Fans sit in their seats during a rain delay before a game between the Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Indians and Padres Postponed, Doubleheader Scheduled for Wednesday

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.

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  • http://www.wahoosonfirst.com/ Brian Heise

    The Indians have to call up a pitcher from triple A for Wednesday’s doubleheader. Anyone have any thoughts on who they think they should bring up? Likely candidates would be Bauer or Tomlin right now.

  • http://www.wahoosonfirst.com/ Brian Heise

    Josh Tomlin last pitched on April 5th. Wednesday would only mark four days of rest for him. Since he is recovering from Tommy John Surgery, it’s unlikely the Indians would bring him up to start on short rest.

  • DC

    Lee again? That’s my guess. Whoops, missed the remark above that Francona doesn’t want to pitch Salazar and McAllister the same day. Eh, I wouldn’t be too happy if I had tickets for Wednesday because Salazar was originally scheduled to pitch, but there you go.

    Isn’t four days normal rest? Yes, they might prefer 5 for TJ recovery.

  • http://www.wahoosonfirst.com/ Brian Heise

    C.C. Lee is a reliever. Seems unlikely. My bet is on Bauer for now. Apparently his day in the rotation is Wednesday so it would line up well. Just worry about the up and down yo-yo effect and how he responds to that.

    • DC

      Yeah that didn’t work out in the end last season. Still unless we see a repeat of that disaster in Chicago it could work.

    • DC

      Good call, Brian.

    • http://www.wahoosonfirst.com/ Brian Heise

      I do what I can

  • DC

    I was happier with the Lonnie utilization in the last series. Maybe he’ll stay in the game against southpaws if they ever get a friggin’ lead! That’s probably what I most want to see this series, the Tribe scoring first. Other than bouncebacks from the starters of course.

    • http://www.wahoosonfirst.com/ Brian Heise

      I agree. Lonnie is red-hot right now and pushing the issue for more playing time. It will b interesting to see when Tito finally let’s him prove himself vs. lefties.

      As for the pitching, they need to have a good series. would also be nice to see them play with a lead instead of coming from behind again.