Red Sox vs Rays game postponed, double-header tomorrow


Jun 25, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Members of the Boston Red Sox grounds crew remove the field tarp after a rain delay during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The middle game of the Red Sox’ current series against the Tampa Bay Rays has been postponed due to rain. Even two hours before game time, the Red Sox decided that the weather was too bad and with it unlikely to improve before the 7:10 start time, the team made the call to forget about today and focus on tomorrow’s hopefully-better weather.

As always, the postponement of a game results in the debate over who receives the promotion for the 26-man roster tomorrow. John Farrell has indicated Jake Peavy will start the day game while Felix Doubront starts the night cap, so it likely will not be a starting pitcher who gets the call. Keeping that in mind, it will probably be Alex Wilson, Drake Britton, or potentially Brandon Workman— who could serve as a long reliever– who gets the call up to Boston.

However, regardless of who receives the call up, we’d better be settling in for a long (and important) day of baseball. Doubleheaders are always exhausting and agonizingly long, but tomorrow even more so as the Red Sox will be striving to reach the .500 mark by the end of the day as the BoSox currently stand at 13-14. The Red Sox get an impromptu day off today, so hopefully they come out rested and ready to eclipse .500 for good tomorrow.