The Reds just announced that today’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals has been delayed due to rain.* At least for now, the Reds have opened the gates and expect the game will be played eventually. The two teams played until after midnight yesterday due to a 2 hour 40 minute rain delay. The Cardinals make two other visits to GABP May 23-25 and September 8-11. The Reds’ next game is tomorrow night in New York against the Mets at 7:10 p.m.

If this game is postponed, Bryan Price could, if he chooses, rearrange the pitching rotation so that Johnny Cueto can face the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday. Presumably Homer Bailey would pitch tomorrow in New York and could be followed by Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon. That would allow Cueto, Tony Cingrani and Bailey on regular rest to pitch in the three-game series vs. the Cardinals.

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9 Responses

  1. renbutler

    There could be a window for a game between roughly 5 PM and midnight.

    But why wait that long when both teams have to hit the road tonight, and the Cards will be back twice later this season?

    Ticket sales were weak for today’s game anyway, so a postponement will allow them to reschedule at a more favorable time.

    • renbutler

      A May 24 Saturday doubleheader sounds good to me, although the Cards would need to get player approval to play 21 games in 20 days.

      • Steve Mancuso

        Two factors that argue in favor of that: the game on the following day (May 25) has been rescheduled to 8 p.m. And the series in September is already four games.

      • w_c_hughes

        I bet Reds would root for that!

  2. Steve Mancuso

    Reds just announced another rain front is moving in (yes, it is, along with thunder). Next update set for 1:15. That indicates to me they might try to wait it out instead of looking for an excuse to postpone and get on airplanes.

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    • Steve Mancuso

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