Originally Posted by Chip R
Would it be to the Reds advantage to call this a rainout now? They have control over the game being played until the game starts then it's in the hands of the umpires. Even if it clears up, the Reds would have to face the Cubs ace, the Reds haven't scored much and even if the game is played, there's not going to be a lot of people there. If they did call it they could schedule it as a day/night doubleheader on May 25. That's Memorial Day weekend and there should be huge crowds for those games. Calling the game now would also give the bullpen - and everybody else - a rest and get the team on their way to D.C. sooner. Otherwise they might have to wait into the late evening/early morning to get to D.C.
It would be an advantage but it would be bush league if we can get it underway at 1:15.
Just like it would be an advantage to announce a LH starting pitcher, then bring a righty starter out of the pen after the first batter.