After waiting all winter for the new-look Brewers to take the field for the first time, we’ll have to wait at least one more day.
With heavy rains and flash flooding watches in the forecast, the Brewers’ Cactus League opener against the Texas Rangers is being rained out.
Boo. No baseball today, per TR. https://t.co/j9p5yPqAd0— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 22, 2020
It’s a bit of bad luck, since by all reports the weather in Arizona has been near-perfect since players repored to camp.
Josh Lindblom, Eric Lauer and Adrian Houser were among the pitchers scheduled to get their first game action of the year today. They’ll be bumped back an extra day as a result, assuming the Brewers stick to what they told reporters yesterday was their contingency plan.
Banner day in Brewers camp because @gmatzek got to legitimately ask, "WHAT IF IT RAINS?"— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) February 21, 2020
The answer: If tomorrow at Texas is rained out, Lindblom, Lauer and Houser would bump to Sunday against the Padres. It works just fine with split-squad games Monday, CC said.
Since most of the Cactus League figures to be washed out today, the rainout shouldn’t affect the Brewers’ chances at reclaiming the Prestigious Cactus Cup too much.