Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles game has been postponed on Tuesday
Tuesday night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to inclement weather in the Boston area.
The Boston Red Sox have announced that the second game of their series with the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to rain that is expected to continue around Fenway Park throughout the night.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Game 1 will begin at 1:05 p.m. with the nightcap to follow at 7:10 p.m.
Boston has an off day coming up on Thursday before welcoming the New York Yankees to town this weekend for the final series of the regular season. However, the Orioles need to return home to host the Houston Astros on Thursday. With time running out on the regular season schedule, a doubleheader was the only solution.
Wednesday’s forecast calls for cloudy skies in Boston but it should stay dry enough to play day baseball. The night game could be in danger with thunderstorms creeping in around 8:00 p.m. and lasting into the wee hours of the morning.
More from Red Sox News
- Red Sox Nation deserves far more from Fenway Sports Group
- Bizarre trade deadline comes back to haunt Red Sox after Nathan Eovaldi departure
- Red Sox’ Moneyball-style offseason continues with Corey Kluber contract
- Rich Hill’s Red Sox departure puts him within striking distance of unique MLB record
- Red Sox offseason takes another nasty hit with Nathan Eovaldi departure
What happens if that game gets rained out with no more mutual off days remaining? Hopefully, MLB would be wise enough to cancel rather than reschedule. The game means nothing for a Red Sox team that has already locked up the best record in the majors. The O’s have already lost 111 games so they must be eager to get this season over with.
Worst case scenario, the Orioles are forced to return to Boston for one more game on Monday, October 1. The ALDS doesn’t start until Friday, October 5, so while a makeup game infringes on the advantage of winning their division, the Red Sox will still get plenty of rest before the postseason.
David Price was slated to start tonight but will now presumably take the mound in Game 1 tomorrow. Chris Sale will probably keep his spot as the starter for the night game.
There’s a chance the Red Sox could swap them to start Sale during the day. He’s not expected to go deep, as the team has eased him back into the rotation by limiting him to 7 1/3 innings combined over his three starts since returning from the disabled list. If they plan to utilize the bullpen early in Sale’s start then it may be wise to let him pitch first so that they’ll have a better idea of who is available for the nightcap.
The Red Sox set a franchise record with their 106th win of the season in the series opener against Baltimore on Monday. They still have five more opportunities to extend that record but will have to wait another day to tack on to that win total.