Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rain Could Slow ALCS Opener

As you can see in the photo, it was a rainy day in Cleveland – better than bug attacks, eh? – so the Indians hurlers had to cut their workouts short. The Tribe hitters, meanwhile, left the wet Jacobs Field and took some swings at the team’s indoor facility.

The way it looks, the Indians will be taking the wet stuff with them when they travel to Boston for games one and two of the American League Championship Series. Rain is being forecasted over Fenway Park for both of those contests, which are scheduled to be played Friday and Saturday, respectively.

But don’t worry Red Sox fans, your smock-wearing manager has a plan for his pitchers should a game be called or endure a lengthy rain delay.

From the Associated Press:

The rotations would be shuffled around if games are delayed or postponed by rain, which is forecast for both Friday and Saturday. Francona said he would consider using lefty Jon Lester following a long rain delay, if necessary; Lester threw 38 pitches on Tuesday to stay fresh.

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