Mother Nature has a way of screwing with baseball at this time of year. Whether it’s snow or rain, a lot of games figure to be postponed around this time of year. Today, there are three games on the schedule that have been postponed.
Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees
The drama involving Robinson Cano and his return to Yankee Stadium will go one game shorter than expected for this series. Due to rain, this game is postponed and will be made up at a later date. The two teams opted NOT to play a double header on Thursday. Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune states that Thursday’s contest will feature Roenis Elias on the hill for the Mariners and Hiroki Kuroda instead of David Phelps for the Yankees.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
After their game Tuesday night was delayed, the rains decided to stay in Philly and this game has been postponed until June 2 at 7:05 PM EST. The Mets were scheduled to leave after tonight’s game to go to Colorado and are currently doing so now. Their pitching rotation gets pushed back a day, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, and Bartolo Colon will start at Coors Field Thursday. The Phillies have an off day on Thursday and will start Cliff Lee against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park Friday according to Todd Zolecki.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Baltimore Orioles
For the second day in a row, the Bucs and Birds will be postponed due to rain. Luckily, this was only a two-game series and both teams had Thursday off. Therefore, they will play a back-to-back doubleheader on Thursday, starting at 4:05 PM EST. The debut of Manny Machado will have to wait until tomorrow. Roch Kubatko let it be known that neither team can carry 26 players tomorrow, likely due to it being a back-to-back double header, therefore, the Orioles will have to make a roster move to add Manny Machado before game one, and reliever Troy Patton before game two. Kubatko also says Bud Norris will start game one and Chris Tillman gets game two. He also says the Pirates will start Charlie Morton in game one and Brandon Cumpton in game two.
As of now, those are the only three games postponed for Wednesday, but the status of the Tampa Bay vs. Boston game is still up in the air.