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No Dodger Baseball Today Or Maybe Ever

Not unexpected in the least:

I mean, this is what the forecast in Minnesota is:

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So if anything, good on the Twins for getting this called early and not forcing fans to show up in the cold for a game that was likely never going to happen.

Here’s the problem, though: tomorrow isn’t much better, with an 80 percent chance of rain and a high of 37 at night, so basically the same as today. Then on Thursday, it’s a 70 percent chance of rain and a high of 45.

So, very tentatively, and assuming every starter just gets pushed back a day, this is what this series is:

Wednesday, 5:10pm PT: Zack Greinke vs Kyle Gibson
Thursday, 10am & 4pm PT: Dan Haren & Josh Beckett vs Mike Pelfrey & Ricky Nolasco

And, of course, the Dodgers have a game in Miami on Friday night, so this already ruins their travel day, because the originally scheduled game on Thursday was 1pm ET / 10pm PT. Now, they have to pray that they can get at least two of these games in. If not, we could be in for some hilarious one-day trips to Minnesota on days off later in the season.


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Mike wrote daily for over six long years (2007-13) about the Dodgers at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness, which was named 2011′s “Best Sports Blog” by LA Weekly. He can currently be found writing multiple times per week at FanGraphs and ESPN, has been a producer and editor for Sports on Earth, and built The Hardball Times. He lives in New York City and will probably be asleep or on vacation when awesome things happen.


541 comments
Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

Fireworks! Taylor Lindsey charges in from 2B on Efren Navarro's 2-out single, but Buss' throw from RF is perfect to Erickson. Lindsey is called out, Keith Johnson charges in to argue, and the ump ejects him. Still 2-0 Topes.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

Hmm, Pederson is back to struggling against LHP Justin Thomas. Has struck out swinging his last two ABs. I did get some good quotes from Berryhill on the issue last night. Plan to talk to Joc about it tomorrow, though he's dodged my questions on it before.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

So some good stuff from the Topes game so far: Pederson singled off a lefty and stole a base in the first inning. Figgins bunted for a base hit in the third, then almost ran over Ibarra trying to score from 2B on Romak's bloop single to LF. Figgins did take out the legs of the home plate ump after scoring on that play. It was amusing, even for Figgins.

Boxxybabee
Boxxybabee

This place died. Everyone must be in traffic or eating hella dindin.

Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson

How you guys holding up without Dodger baseball for the second straight day?

DBrim
DBrim moderator

From Jose Fernandez to Carlos Marmol.

Boxxybabee
Boxxybabee

Pretty close to blocking a coworker on Twitter. Probably wouldn't end well.

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

No baseball because rain in Minnesota. Meanwhile L.A had a heat wave LOL

ITS LINE RAAAIIIIAAAAAAAN

DBrim
DBrim moderator

Fernandez is just the best.

Raul Franklin
Raul Franklin

Before Molina's HR just now: a .563/.529/1.125 career slash line against Lohse for Molina.

Superba
Superba

@Chris Jackson  Guerrero has been cold for about five games.  Any apparent reason?  Or just baseball?  Thanks. 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@Disgruntled Goat @DBrim  Was $125 to rent for the weekend (worth it for wedding, two baseball games). Costs $2400 to buy.