The Cincinnati Reds had been scheduled to tackle the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, however with rain within the forecast, they moved the sport to earlier within the afternoon to attempt to get it in. Then, simply minutes earlier than the primary pitch, the sport was delayed resulting from rain, after which later postponed.
Players weren’t pleased, as they went by way of full warmups — with pitchers getting their arms unfastened — earlier than the rain began at 1 p.m., and the tarp rolled out simply ten minutes earlier than the scheduled 1:10 first pitch. Rain got here down violently for the following hour, and at 2:05 p.m. the sport was postponed.
Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer was particularly furious, and took to Twitter to specific his anger, tagging MLB within the second tweet:
MLB has already handled a rash of postponements resulting from positive COVID-19 tests for teams, and with no followers in attendance, clearly doing all they will to attempt to get these video games in — thus shifting the primary pitch of this sport up 5 hours to attempt to beat the rain, then not rolling out the tarp till ten minutes earlier than the rescheduled begin of the sport.
It’s comprehensible what they’re doing, however that doesn’t assist the groups’ pitchers who now arguably should relaxation their arms just a few days of an already shortened season.