Tag:Hurricane Irene
Posted on: August 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2011 9:08 pm

Irene could impact several series this weekend

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Reds and Marlins doubled up with two games Wednesday in an attempt to get ahead of Hurricane Irene (and away from the eyes of pesky fans, by the looks of the photo to your right from today's early game), which is on its way to the United States this weekend. While the Reds should be safely back in Cincinnati tonight, the Marlins may not be able to avoid the storm that is projected to hit much of the east coast of the country, as they head to Philadelphia for three games.

TBS has already changed its nationally televised game on Sunday from the Yankees and Orioles in Baltimore to the presumably dry Milwaukee, where the Cubs will face the Brewers.

Boston manager Terry Francona said the Red Sox and Major League Baseball are "trying to brainstorm" contingency plans and could schedule a doubleheader either Friday or Saturday in an attempt to play all three games against the A's at Fenway Park, according to the Boston Herald.

Along with the games in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston, the Mets' series against the Braves at Citi Field could be affected by the storm, which is currently expected to reach land on Saturday and could hit run up the coast through Monday.

"The weather reports are all different, so we'll see what path it takes," commissioner Bud Selig told David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "But we are trying to make as many contingency plans as we can. We're trying to figure out what we could do in case we have the one really bad day of rain."

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Posted on: August 23, 2011 4:45 pm

Hurricane forces Wednesday DH in Florida

By C. Trent Rosecrans

With Hurricane Irene working its way toward the Florida coast, the Marlins have moved Thursday's game with the Reds up a day to Wednesday, playing a doubleheader before Cincinnati returns home and Florida heads to Philadelphia.

The game had been scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Thursday, but now the team will play two on Wednesday, with first pitch for the first game scheduled for 4:10 p.m. and the second game coming 20 minutes after the conclusion of first game.

The two teams begin their three-game series tonight at Sun Life Stadium.

The storm is expected to to pass to the east of the Florida coast between Thursday and Friday and could impact the Marlins' Sunday game in Philadelphia if it stays on its current projected path.

The Reds' Homer Bailey will face Javier Vazquez in the first game, while Bronson Arroyo and Chris Volstad will start the second game. 

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