Sunday, April 13, 2014
Rangers monitoring rainy conditions
By Richard Durrett
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mother Nature has made things wet at Globe Life Park and as of 90 minutes prior to the first pitch, the tarp was on the field and rain was falling. But Rangers PA announcer Chuck Morgan told those in attendance that the club expected rain for 60 or 90 minutes, ending maybe around 2 p.m., and then a clearing for a time after that. No word on the game time.
As for the Mercy Me concert, a decision will be made on whether it's still going on once the game ends. If it doesn't, it will be rescheduled for later in the season.
If the game is played -- and at this point, there has been no announcement to the contrary from the club -- left-handed pitcher Martin Perez take the mound for Texas against left-handed starter Brett Oberholtzer.
Should the rain clear out and the two teams get the game in, here's the predicted matchups:
Monday: RHP Colby Lewis vs. LHP Roenis Elias, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM
Tuesday: LHP Robbie Ross vs. RHP Blake Beavan, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM
Wednesday: RHP Yu Darvish vs. RHP Felix Hernandez, 7:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM
Thursday: RHP Tanner Scheppers vs. RHP Erasmo Ramirez, 1:05 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM