Rain in Springfield
The rain has followed the Naturals north to Springfield, MO as the tarp is on the field right now. With first pitch still over an hour away though, they are hopeful of getting this game started close to on time.
Last night’s doubleheader was not very pretty baseball at times, but like usual the Naturals found a way to get a win in a game that they needed to win.
But last night is last night and now we look ahead to tonight:
– Blake Wood needs a solid outing to bounce back from his rough go six days ago when he lasted only 1.1 innings. Unfortunately, Springfield is the team that Wood has had the least amount of success against in his AA career.
– Royals LH reliever John Bale has joined Naturals on a rehabilitation stint and will work out of the bullpen. Look for Bale to be used about every other day and somewhat cautiously to begin with. He is active and could be in there tonight against a Cardinals line-up that features 7 LH hitters.
– Finally, I recorded a funny (sarcastic) interview with Chris Hayes for the pregame show today (yes, those interviews are recorded). We talk about everything from the doubleheader last night to his pitching to the rain to yogurt. Definitely worth a listen.
I plan to interview him again sometime soon about his blog and why he likes it so he can give me some advice to make this one better.
That’s it for now…I’m going to do an anti-rain dance so that we can get started tonight.