Rain strikes again – PPD

The Reds and Nationals series finale was called off because of rain before the 7:05 pm scheduled start. No makeup date was announced.

“It’s a bad forecast and my understanding was yesterday was the first day they didn’t have rain here in a long time on the field,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “They just didn’t think it could take this much more rain and still be playable. They were very communicative with me ahead of time that the weather and the field conditions might create this environment.”

Michael Lorenzen was scheduled to start Wednesday’s game and could very well be pushed back. It could cost David Holmberg a promotion, though. Holmberg was to be called up from Triple-A Louisville to start Thursday’s series opener vs. the Marlins in Miami.

If Lorenzen is moved back a day, this would be the second time this season Holmberg saw a potential call-up effectively wiped out by rain.

“We’ll get together collectively and discuss our options,” Price said. “There could be a lot of moving parts in this. A lot of things that may change because of this. We’ll see.”
There have been four postponements, 17 delays and one suspended game this season for the Reds because of rain. The delay times have totaled 21 hours, 40 minutes.

There is already makeup games scheduled vs. the Cubs – in a day-night doubleheader – on July 22 at Great American Ball Park to account for an April 25 rainout. Two days later will be another makeup vs. the Tigers, also at home, for a June 18 rainout. A May 8 rainout vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field was rescheduled as a doubleheader the following day.


Would there be any thought to leaving the rotation the way it was and not have Cueto pitch Sunday (assuming he makes the all star team)?

I doubt it . Price still thinks the Reds are in the wild card race and will pitch Cueto depriving Reds’s fans from seeing him pitch at home one last time .

Hope ur wrong.

So do I .

HR derby participants are seeded and matched up in the following order:
Pujols (1) will face Bryant (8)
Frazier (2) vs. Fielder (7)
Donaldson (3) vs. Rizzo (6)
Pederson (4) vs. Machado (5)
Beginning in the first and continuing through the third and final round, the loser of each head-to-head matchup will be eliminated, while the winner advances to the next round. Each batter will have five minutes to hit as many home runs as possible, with a timer starting with the release of the first pitch. Any home run hit within one minute remaining will stop the timer immediately when the ball lands in home run territory. The timer will then not start again until the batter hits a ball that does not land in home run territory or swings and misses at a pitch.
Additionally, batters can be awarded bonus time based on home run length: If a batter hits two homers during a turn that equal or exceed 420 feet, one minute of bonus time will be added. For every home run of at least 475 feet, 30 seconds will be added. Players can earn a total of one minute and 30 seconds of bonus time.
Ties in any round will be broken by a 90-second swing-off, with no stoppage of time or additional time added. If the batters remain tied, they will engage in successive three-swing swing-offs until there is a winner. At any time the second batter eclipses the first batter’s total, that round’s matchup will end and the second batter will advance.
Each batter also gets one “time out” per round.

Cueto watch…
According to a report, Johnny Cueto has some fans in the American League East:
The Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees all had scouts at his last game, where he tossed a complete game shutout against the Washington Nationals.
As it stands now, the AL East is up for grabs, with just five games separating the first and last teams and three teams within 2.5 games of first place. Cueto would provide an immediate boost to every team, not to mention the three that were scouting him in Washington.

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