Expect rain-delayed start for NLDS Game 2
By Jon Weisman
For days, the Hurricane Matthew-influenced weather has put an on-time start for Game 2 of the National League Division Series in jeopardy, and it does appear there will be a delay for the 1:08 p.m. Pacific/4:08 p.m. Eastern scheduled first pitch.
Dave Roberts told reporters today it’s likely that the game will be delayed until an expected window of drier weather sometime after 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. (Note that the Weather Channel forecast above is on Eastern time.)
Roberts added that he expects MLB to take measures so that starting pitchers can avoid warming up and then having to shut down. Rich Hill told us earlier this week that he doesn’t expect that to be a problem.