The Cincinnati Reds just announced that the afternoon game, dubbed “Re-Opening Day” has been postponed due to the rain that is currently happening and expected to continue all day in the Cincinnati area.
The game will be made up on June 28th at 6:40pm ET. That was an off day for both teams.
Cincinnati will now hit the road for a 4-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals that will go through the weekend before an off day on Monday.
It would appear that Re-Opening Day will now be on Tuesday night when the Milwaukee Brewers show up for a 3-game series.
Joey Votto’s rehab pushed back a day
Last night it was raining in Louisville and the Bats had their game postponed. That means that Joey Votto’s rehab assignment didn’t start. The first baseman is coming back from a broken thumb. He was scheduled to be the designated hitter in the lineup last night. He mentioned last week that he was feeling fine swinging the bat, but catching the ball was still uncomfortable. Seeing live pitching while he’s comfortable swinging the bat even if he’s not quite there yet in playing in the field makes a lot of sense. While everyone is always working on their defense there’s less “need” to get that work in after a little bit of time off as there is to see live pitching.
With the Reds game being postponed today, we turn to the radar in Louisville….. Oh no. Just like Cincinnnati, the rain is already happening in Louisville and according to weather dot com it’s going to be 2am before the chance of rain dips below 50%. For both the Reds and Joey Votto, they may be waiting even longer before things get started – at least in terms of games – for the rehab process to begin.