Texas Rangers: Weather

Rangers-Diamondbacks postponed after downpour

May, 29, 2013
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Because of field conditions deemed unplayable, Wednesday night's game between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks game at Rangers Ballpark has been postponed.

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The game will be made up at a date to be determined. The final game of the brief two-game series is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. CT Thursday.

Texas manager Ron Washington and Arizona manager Kirk Gibson inspected the field before making the decision.

The infield took on an abundance of water during a downpour a little over an hour before the scheduled start time of 7:05 p.m. High winds made it difficult for the grounds crew to get the tarp on the infield.

The Rangers have announced that Wednesday's scheduled starting pitcher, Justin Grimm, will pitch Thursday. Former Ranger Brandon McCarthy was Arizona's scheduled starter.

Weather: Looking like rain in Chicago

April, 17, 2013
As expected, there's a strong possibility that rain will impact the Rangers and Cubs for Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

It's cold now in Chicago -- 43 degrees and it feels like 38. There's still a 100 percent chance of rain for this afternoon and tonight. There's a 90 percent chance of rain Thursday.

There is rain in the Chicago area, mostly to the west. You can follow the latest in Chicago right here at weather.com.

Here's the radar for the Wrigley Field area.

Rangers postponed; day-night DH Sunday

September, 29, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels game has been postponed because of rain and will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.

Game 1 will start at 12:05 p.m. with Game 2 beginning at 6:05 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Both games can be heard on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and seen on FSSW.

It’s the first split doubleheader in Rangers Ballpark history. Texas has played six split doubleheaders on the road, including April 21 of this season at Detroit.

Both teams will then be flying to the west coast after the second game with the Angels heading to Seattle and the Rangers going to Oakland.

"I don't like it (doubleheader), but we've got to play it, so you play it," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "It's something that has to be done."

Yu Darvish goes up against Zack Greinke to open the doubleheader. Saturday's scheduled matchup, Derek Holland vs. Ervin Santana, follows.

Washington said Geovany Soto would catch Darvish in Game 1 with Mike Napoli handling the duties behind the plate for Holland's start in Game 2.

Rangers-Angels won't start before 5 p.m.

September, 29, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers-Los Angeles Angels game will not start before 5 p.m. CT Saturday because of rain, the club announced. The first pitch was scheduled for 3:05 p.m.

Both teams want to get the game in today if possible, but that’s dependent on if the rain ceases and they get a window to get the game in. Club officials are expected to give another update in a few hours.

The tarp has been on the field since after last night’s game, and rain has been falling at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington since this morning.

If the game is played, Derek Holland will be on the mound for the Rangers against Angels’ Ervin Santana. Texas came into the day three games up in the AL West and with a magic number of three to clinch. The Angels are two games behind the Oakland A’s in the wild card race.

You can keep an eye on the weather.com forecast here and hit refresh to see if it's updated. Stay tuned here on the blog -- and later in the chat room -- for any updates. (You can also follow me on Twitter @espn_durrett)

Weather: Light rain falling, tarp on field

September, 29, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The game remains scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. -- we'll let you know if that changes. The forecast calls for light to moderate rain for the next few hours, but the club will open the gates at the regular time of 1:05 p.m. The forecast does show wet weather at the scheduled start time, but at this point the club hopes to get the game started on time.

You can keep an eye on the weather.com forecast here and hit refresh to see if it's updated. Stay tuned here on the blog -- and later in the chat room -- for any updates. (You can also follow me on Twitter @espn_durrett)

Rangers expect 4:15 p.m. start

September, 16, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The grounds crew has pulled the tarp and the Rangers have announced that they anticipate a 4:15 p.m. start for today's game.

That gives the crew has a chance to get the field ready and the players stretched and warmed up.

The game was originally scheduled to start at 2:05 p.m., but a steady rain has fallen at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington since this morning. That rain has lightened considerably and we should be ready to play baseball soon.

Rangers-Mariners start delayed by rain

September, 16, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers-Seattle Mariners game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington won't be starting on time thanks to rain in the area.

The club has not set a possible start time. Stay tuned here (and to ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM) for any updates. The Rangers say the forecast calls for the rain to move out around 3 p.m. and the game likely won't start before that time.

Weather: Rangers hopeful of on-time start

September, 16, 2012
ARLNGTON, Texas -- The Rangers report that local forecasts have the wet weather moving out of the area around 1 p.m., meaning the club is still planning on an on-time start at 2:05 p.m. (game on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW).

As of 10:45 a.m., the tarp is on the field and a light, steady rain is falling. We'll let you know here on the ESPN Dallas blog if there are any delays because of weather.

But you can also check here at the weather.com hour-by-hour forecast for Arlington to see if anything changes.

Weather: Could we see rain tonight?

September, 13, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- We aren't meteorologists here at ESPN Dallas. But the folks at weather.com are, so here's their hourly forecast for Arlington.

As always, assume the game is on unless you hear otherwise. And as of 3:11 p.m., there is no tarp on the field and crews are working on it with the sun trying to get through a few clouds.

But the forecast calls for rain tonight, around the first pitch. So again, keep hitting refresh on this weather.com hourly forecast for more.

We'll keep you updated if things change out here at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.


Rain delays Rangers-Diamondbacks game

June, 13, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rain showers caused a delay in the Rangers-Diamondbacks game at 7:55 p.m. local time with the game scoreless heading into the fifth inning.

The two teams played several innings in a steady rain, but once it turned into a downpour, home-plate umpire Jeff Kellogg made the call to delay the game and the tarp was put on the field.

Stay tuned here for updates and join our live in-game chat for any further reports.

UPDATE: The game resumed after a 29-minute delay.

Game expected to resume at 9:30 p.m.

May, 11, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas -- As long as there isn't any more heavy precipitation, tonight's game between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels will resume at approximately 9:30 p.m. at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

The tarp is off the field and the grounds crew is working to get the field ready for play.

The game will resume with the Rangers leading 1-0 in the bottom of the first and the bases loaded with one out for Nelson Cruz.

Yu Darvish to fly back early on Thursday

May, 9, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Now that the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles are going to play a doubleheader Thursday, the arrival time back in Dallas is likely going to be delayed.

Unless both games are played at a nice pace (which isn't usually the case), the club's flight will land in Dallas after 2:30 a.m. CT.

Yu Darvish, who starts Friday's game, will fly back early Thursday to be sure he gets a full night of sleep. That was the plan anyway. What changed is that Matt Harrison, scheduled to start Saturday afternoon against the Angels, will not fly back with him.

"We can't take a chance with two games tomorrow," Washington said. "We might need Harry."

Game postponed, doubleheader Thursday

May, 9, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Perhaps rain is the only thing that can stop Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton these days.

Mother Nature intervened Wednesday as wet weather postponed the Rangers-Baltimore Orioles game and prevented Hamilton from getting a chance at an encore one night after becoming the 16th player in big league history to hit four homers in a game.

The game is rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Thursday starting at 3:05 p.m. CST.

Game 2 will start at 6:05 p.m. as long as the first game is completed on time.

The Rangers will send Colby Lewis and Derek Holland to the mound. Lewis will pitch the first game. The Orioles will stick with Wei-Yin Chen in Game 1 and don't have a pitcher for Game 2 as they've decided to push back Jason Hammel, who has a sore knee. It's likely that Tommy Hunter will be called up from the minors and start on short rest.

"I don't like playing doubleheaders because it does something to your pitching, but what can you do?" Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "We'll have to get through it like we did last time."

The postponement likely means Scott Feldman will be pressed into spot start duty at some point next week.

As soon as it was announced in the clubhouse that the game wasn't going to be play, a handful of Rangers players, including Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Brandon Snyder, Yorvit Torrealba, Craig Gentry and Elvis Andrus went sliding on the tarp to the cheers of the fans still in attendance at Camden Yards.

"We're kids, man," Hamilton said. "We've got to keep it fun."

Andrus claimed he had the longest slide, though Hamilton appeared to give him a run for his money.

Game is delayed by rain

May, 9, 2012
BALTIMORE -- Tonight's game between the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles is delayed by rain. There has been no announcement as to when the game might start.

The tarp is on the field and a soft rain is falling at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. We'll keep you updated here on the blog and in our in-game chat.

Weather forecast: Could be a rainy night

May, 8, 2012
BALTIMORE -- It's an overcast and rainy Tuesday here at Oriole Park and Camden Yards.

UPDATE: It was raining earlier in the afternoon, but the tarp is off and it's not raining now. We'll see if we get a large enough "window" (you've got to love a window).

We'll keep you updated if anything happens in terms of a delay or postponement, but the best way to get updated information is by clicking here for the hourly forecast and radar from Weather.com.

This is the only time the Rangers visit Baltimore, so they'll do whatever they can to get these games in.



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RA. Beltre 63
OPSA. Beltre .875
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