CLEVELAND ( Associated Press) – It looks like clouds are hanging over the Cleveland Guardian, and it keeps opening up on them.
For the sixth time this season, the Guardians were postponed at home due to bad weather threatening thunderstorms and an ominous forecast calling their game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday more than three hours before the first pitch. had gone.
The Tigers were doing infield practice when the game was called at 2:45 pm. The game was supposed to start at 6:10.
Told that it was the Guardian’s sixth washout at Progressive Field in 2022, Chris Antoinetti, president of baseball operations, considered what could come.
“And,” he said, “we are in May.”
The latest rain would come on July 14, a former reciprocal day before the AL Central Rivals played a three-game series in Cleveland.
The Guardian will be pushing back their rotation on Sunday with Shane Bieber (1-2) starting 1:40 p.m. Detroit will do the same with Alex Fedo (0-1) in what will now be the series finale.
Cleveland won the opener 6-1 on Friday night.
It has been the start and stop of the first 36 games for the young parents, who played a part in the postponement of the season as well as a recent game in Chicago that was called off after the team’s second COVID-19 outbreak.
Despite the odds, Cleveland, which has a smaller roster than the Triple-A average at 26.2 years old, has been competitive. Antoinetti hopes this continues.
“We are a really young team,” he said, “and we wanted to see two things happen: one, this group continues to grow and develop together, but also find a way to turn that development into winning games. .
“And although it’s early, we’ve seen this group come out and play competitive baseball and we really think our best baseball is still in front of us. Hopefully, it plays out that way.”
Guardians manager Terry Francona was slated to run for the club after missing Friday’s game to undergo a minor surgical procedure. He returned to the team at the beginning of the week after missing four games with COVID-19.
Cleveland staffers returned as first base coach Sandy Alomar, third base coach Mike Sarbaugh and assistant pitching coach Joe Torres also returned after testing positive and missing time.
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