Rays not happy with makeup plans in Baltimore
The Rays weren't pleased with how the April 9 game in Baltimore got postponed. They waited through all-day rain, were told to get ready to play, then after they completed warmups, found out it was called off.
Now they aren't pleased with how the Orioles front office decided the game will be made up: part of a day-night split-admission doubleheader on June 25, with 1:05 and 7:05 starts.
That makes for a long day, at least 12 hours at the field, and a busy weekend. They play the night before and at 1:35 the day after in a stretch when they already were playing 26 games in 27 days leading up to the All-Star break.
The Rays preferred to play a straight doubleheader, when there are about 45 minutes between games, starting in midafternoon.
"That's what would have been most ideal, considering all the circumstances for us," said RHP Chris Archer, the Rays' player rep. "It's a business trip, and that's how it goes. But I was hoping there was going to be a little more compassion for all parties involved. But it is what it is. And hopefully we go in there and win that four-game series."