The originally scheduled game between the Cincinnati Reds and the Los Angeles Angels for tonight has been postponed due to the effects of the hurricane/tropical storm that went through the area. The game will be made up as a part of a doubleheader on Wednesday. The first game that day is scheduled for 4:07pm ET. The second game, which is the make up game, is scheduled for 9:38pm ET.
The doubleheader will end the 3-game series with the Angles and the Reds will then head east to Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for four straight days. But that won’t be the end of their west coast trip because after the series is finished in Arizona, Cincinnati goes back to California to take on the San Francisco Giants for three games.
The Reds get to see Mike Trout
Angels superstar Mike Trout has been on the injured list for the last seven weeks. The outfielder broke his hamate bone on a swing on July 3rd and has been out ever since. It sounded like he was going to be activated today, but with the postponed game that is being pushed to tomorrow.
Lyon Richardson to the taxi squad
The Reds added Lyon Richardson to the taxi squad for this trip. The Reds scheduled starters seem to be Graham Ashcraft on Tuesday, Andrew Abbott and Brett Kennedy on Wednesday, Brandon Williamson on Thursday, and then Hunter Greene on Friday. Saturday would need someone to step in unless the club planned to pitch Ashcraft on short rest – which they won’t be doing. If things stay this way with on other postponements, it appears that Richardson is the likely candidate to step in this weekend if the team needs a starter.
It’s also possible that the team goes with a bullpen day and doesn’t make a roster move. But if that’s going to happen, the stars will likely need to align perfectly in the days before where the starters go deep and the bullpen is well rested.