Several MLB Games Postponed Because of Weather
Several MLB games were postponed Sunday as a result of inclement weather conditions, Sporting News reported.
The Tigers were forced to move both games of the doubleheader between the Yankees and Tigers in Detroit to Monday, June 4, while the Kansas City Royals had to reschedule a matchup against the Angels for June 25.
Both games of today’s split doubleheader vs. the Yankees have been postponed due to inclement weather. The games will be rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Monday, June 4 with the first game beginning at 1:10 p.m. and the second game beginning at 7:10 p.m.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 15, 2018
Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani, who was slated to pitch Sunday, said he was relieved about the MLB’s decision to cancel the game.
“I was a little worried about pitching in the cold weather. I couldn’t feel my fingertips. I couldn’t feel the ball. It was a concern of mine,” he said, according to USA Today.
The Cleveland match between the Blue Jays and Indians was postponed to May 3, which will now be a double header after both teams saw their Saturday game rescheduled for the same day, Sports Illustrated noted.
Meanwhile, the Cubs matchup against the Braves was postponed to May 14 after both teams expressed their dissatisfaction of having to play in the weather conditions on Saturday.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon criticized the MLB for making his team play in the first place.
“That’s not baseball weather,” he said of Saturday’s matchup, according to The Chicago-Sun Times. “The elements were horrific to play baseball. It’s not conducive. We’ll do what we’re asked or told to, but those were the worst elements I’ve ever experienced in a game. Ever. And I’ve been in some pretty bad stuff.”
Snow and inclement weather also saw the final three games of a four-game series between the White Sox and Twins in Minneapolis cancelled.
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