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Kc61
05-09-2008, 03:44 PM
Raining pretty heavily in Queens.

Joseph
05-09-2008, 03:45 PM
Maybe we'll get lucky and get rained out, then we can move up the rotation again.

NJReds
05-09-2008, 03:48 PM
We're supposed to get over 2" of rain today. I doubt that they get this game in unless they're prepared to sit out a lengthy delay.

LoganBuck
05-09-2008, 03:49 PM
The weather guy on WLW this morning doubted it.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 04:06 PM
This is the National Weather Service forecast for New York sounds like it may end by around 8 so if that is right may be able to get it in with a delay.


Late Afternoon: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Steady temperature around 52. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain, mainly before 8pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 47. Breezy, with a north wind between 15 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 04:19 PM
They just changed that forecast now it is supposed to rain until midnight so this is looking like a rain out.


Tonight: Rain likely, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a north wind between 15 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Joseph
05-09-2008, 04:44 PM
Double header in the next two days at all?

Hello Homer?

Matt700wlw
05-09-2008, 05:09 PM
Play in the rain....wimps ;)

Chip R
05-09-2008, 05:52 PM
If the game is called and no DH is scheduled, both teams have an off day on 7-31 as the Reds have a 3 game series in HOU Jul 28-30 and the Mets are in FLA those 3 days. The Reds are going to D.C. on Aug 1 and the Mets to FLA.

Matt700wlw
05-09-2008, 05:58 PM
I would imagine if it's called, a DH will be played tomorrow...

Chip R
05-09-2008, 06:11 PM
I would imagine if it's called, a DH will be played tomorrow...


They usually don't schedule DHs this early in the season.

Heath
05-09-2008, 06:12 PM
They usually don't schedule DHs this early in the season.

They are going to have to.

They don't go back to Shea.

They do go to Yankee & Philly, but the schedule doesn't work with the Mets.

There's an unwritten rule that states that the Yankees and Mets never play on the same day in NYC unless it's against each other.

Spring~Fields
05-09-2008, 06:13 PM
Play in the rain....wimps ;)

I am hoping for rain out, you all know as well as I do, that I need one them "mental days off" :D

Matt700wlw
05-09-2008, 06:17 PM
Unless the field is completely unplayable, I think they'll play.

When? I don't know....reports now saying rain chances tonight are only 30%, so it's just a matter of this rain getting through.

NJReds
05-09-2008, 06:20 PM
There's an unwritten rule that states that the Yankees and Mets never play on the same day in NYC unless it's against each other.

It's rare, but it does happen.

Matt700wlw
05-09-2008, 06:21 PM
NJ, what do you think? Updates?

You're near the scene...

SirFelixCat
05-09-2008, 06:27 PM
I am hoping for rain out, you all know as well as I do, that I need one them "mental days off" :D

Hell I just don't want to see both Belilse and Arroyo when we go see the boys in LA.

This would be great if it gets rained out tonight!!!

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 06:53 PM
Not looking good right now

http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_400x300_public/sir/inmSIRNY_.gif

kbrake
05-09-2008, 06:55 PM
Was just wondering around on a few Mets boards and they say they are going to try and get the game in tonight.

fearofpopvol1
05-09-2008, 07:01 PM
It's not raining very hard right now. Now what happens in the next hour or so, I don't know. It's drizzling at the moment, although I'm not in Queens. I don't think it's much different, though.

Screwball
05-09-2008, 07:34 PM
Not looking good right now

http://sirocco.accuweather.com/nx_mosaic_400x300_public/sir/inmSIRNY_.gif

If the rain moves NE then there won't be a problem as there's a clearing with nothing behind it. However, when it's put in motion, it looks as though the system is moving ENE, meaning it could be a while (a few hours) before the rain tapers off.

fearofpopvol1
05-09-2008, 07:36 PM
SNY's pregame show just reported that they will try to play the game and that the rain is supposed to let up around 7PM for a period of time. The rain supposedly has let up quite a bit over the last half-hour or so.

Screwball
05-09-2008, 07:42 PM
SNY's pregame show just reported that they will try to play the game and that the rain is supposed to let up around 7PM for a period of time. The rain supposedly has let up quite a bit over the last half-hour or so.

Well that's certainly good to hear. Like I mentioned, if the system just turns a bit more NE, there really shouldn't be a problem after a short delay. It looks like it's moving more easterly though, so I would've predicted a substantial delay, but I guess that's why I'm not a meteorologist.

redsmetz
05-09-2008, 07:59 PM
They are going to have to.

They don't go back to Shea.

They do go to Yankee & Philly, but the schedule doesn't work with the Mets.

There's an unwritten rule that states that the Yankees and Mets never play on the same day in NYC unless it's against each other.

Back in 1997, both teams were rained out in New York and they played a double doubleheader.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9401E6DB1F3CF930A25757C0A9619582 60

fearofpopvol1
05-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Looks like there is going to be some sort of delay anyhow. Not sure how long though.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 08:35 PM
According to John Fay this won't start until 8:30 at the earliest. It is a light rain but it is still raining.

fearofpopvol1
05-09-2008, 08:39 PM
Yep, SNY is reporting an 8:30 first pitch.

Screwball
05-09-2008, 08:59 PM
Piecoro just said they're trying to get to the tarp off at 8:30, but "there's no way that's gonna happen." The radar agrees. The storm system is moving almost due East now, and there's a hundred miles of more rain West of NY.

Also, Grande now saying talk is that the game will be postponed and there will most likely be a double header tomorrow starting at 1 pm.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 09:00 PM
According to Fay it is postponed. There will be a day night DH tomorrow at 1 and 8.

reds44
05-09-2008, 09:01 PM
According to Fay it is postponed. There will be a day night DH tomorrow at 1 and 8.
Thank God we don't have to see Corey Patterson bat 3rd.

pahster
05-09-2008, 09:02 PM
Thank God we don't have to see Corey Patterson bat 3rd.

Yet. :p:

edabbs44
05-09-2008, 09:21 PM
Belisle and Arroyo in the same day...the bullpen better get its sleep tonight.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2008, 10:06 PM
Could be a brutal,brutal day tommorrow with Belisle and Arroyo starting.

Gainesville Red
05-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Regardless, I love double headers. Especially double headers on a weekend day in which I have absolutley nothing to do except watch two baseball games.

Falls City Beer
05-09-2008, 10:19 PM
Double header--maybe the Reds can avoid a sweep after all.

redsmetz
05-09-2008, 10:23 PM
Regardless, I love double headers. Especially double headers on a weekend day in which I have absolutley nothing to do except watch two baseball games.

These aren't true doubleheaders - they're two different games played at two different times. They'll play the early, empty the stadium (except for those with tickets for the 2nd game) and open for the next game later that night.

cumberlandreds
05-09-2008, 10:24 PM
These aren't true doubleheaders - they're two different games played at two different times. They'll play the early, empty the stadium (except for those with tickets for the 2nd game) and open for the next game later that night.

I agree. I hate doubleheaders like this. Nothing but greed by the owners. They are the best when there is about 30 minutes between games.

Reds Fanatic
05-09-2008, 10:29 PM
Pitching matchups are going to be a little different for tomorrow. Also the 2nd game will officially be at 7:30.

From Fay's blog:


Tonight's Reds-Mets game was postponned. They'll a day-night doubleheader at 1:10 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

It's will be Matt Belisle v. Johan Santana in Game 1 and Bronson Arroyo v. Mike Pelfrey in Game 2.

Both games will be on FSN Ohio.

Dusty Baker to the writers: "Wasted day. Life owes you a day."

NJReds
05-10-2008, 10:15 AM
Typical Mets. There was no way that this game was ever going to be played. It had been raining since Thursday night and it never really let up. But they got some fans with tickets to pay the $15 parking and buy some food, etc. before finally postponing the game. Anything for a buck.

Matt700wlw
05-10-2008, 11:29 AM
Unless the field is completely unplayable, I think they'll play.

When? I don't know....reports now saying rain chances tonight are only 30%, so it's just a matter of this rain getting through.

Shows that I'm just as smart as weather people :)

kbrake
05-10-2008, 12:10 PM
Does anyone know for sure if both of todays games will be on FSN?

guttle11
05-10-2008, 12:12 PM
Does anyone know for sure if both of todays games will be on FSN?

Yes, they will be. George said it on the telecast last night and Fay reported it in his blog.

kbrake
05-10-2008, 12:52 PM
Yes, they will be. George said it on the telecast last night and Fay reported it in his blog.

Thank you.