|Away Pitcher||Home Pitcher||Forecast||Temp||Precip||Wind|
|Michael Pineda||Kyle Hendricks||Wrigley Field (Chicago, Illinois)||Partly Cloudy||45°||3%||N 21 mph|
|Matt Cain||Bronson Arroyo||Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati, Ohio)||Chance of Rain||48°||81%||NNW 14 mph|
|Stephen Strasburg||Nick Pivetta||Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)||Chance of Rain||68°||24%||SSE 12 mph|
|Jimmy Nelson||Chad Kuhl||PNC Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)||Thunderstorm||66°||66%||WNW 7 mph|
|Miguel Gonzalez||Wade Miley||Oriole Park at Camden Yards (Baltimore, Maryland)||Overcast||70°||14%||SSE 13 mph|
|Francisco Liriano||Chris Archer||Tropicana Field (St. Petersburg, Florida)||Dome||Dome||Dome||Dome|
|Tom Koehler||Rafael Montero||Citi Field (New York, New York)||Chance of Rain||63°||49%||SSE 14 mph|
|Lance Lynn||Mike Foltynewicz||Turner Field (Atlanta, Georgia)||Chance of Rain||53°||16%||W 13 mph|
|Eduardo Rodriguez||Phil Hughes||Target Field (Minneapolis, Minnesota)||Clear||75°||0%||NW 14 mph|
|Danny Salazar||Jason Hammel||Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri)||Clear||71°||1%||NW 9 mph|
|Zack Greinke||German Marquez||Coors Field (Denver, Colorado)||Clear||78°||0%||NE 7 mph|
|Dallas Keuchel||Jesse Chavez||Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim, California)||Partly Cloudy||66°||6%||SSW 9 mph|
|Michael Fulmer||Andrew Triggs||O.co Coliseum (Oakland, California)||Partly Cloudy||62°||3%||W 20 mph|
|Yu Darvish||Yovani Gallardo||Safeco Field (Seattle, Washington)||Partly Cloudy||55°||19%||SSW 11 mph|
|Kenta Maeda||Jhoulys Chacin||Petco Park (San Diego, California)||Overcast||65°||12%||WSW 8 mph|
A major storm system is spinning across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions today. Here is what it looks like this afternoon:
As we go through the afternoon and into the evening hours, rain will circulate around a center of low pressure and will push northeast into New England while at the same time pushing westward into PIT. Here is what the simulated radar for 7PM is forecast to look like:
Notice the blotchy appearance of the radar near BAL, PHI and PIT. These are isolated, but heavy, showers. The atmosphere is moist and unstable and while it is not raining all of the time in these locations, anytime it is, there is the potential for game impacting downpours.
CIN is interesting because they are the wettest to begin the game. However, the rain will be in the process of slowly moving away and dissipating. However, both of the processes are slow, glacial in fact. Here is what the simulated radar for 9PM looks like:
Still rather wet looking. They are either going to start this game in a light rain and play with the potential for a/some delay(s). I can’t even rule out what happened last night in ATL, a rain-shortened unofficial game (a PPD the hard way, a DFS player’s nightmare).
In PIT, it is pretty simple. The later we get in the evening, the wetter it is. However, at anytime a heavy shower could move through and cause a delay. By 10PM, the radar should look like this:
That is tough to play through. Best case scenario is that they play the game quickly with no rain delays early. Then they are done by the time this rain moves in. However, there is the risk of a delay(s) earlier in the game and then this rain moves in before they are done.
BAL and PHI were already mentioned. They had heavy rain today but that is now over. What they will experience is the occasional shower with an embedded downpour that could cause an in-game delay. Trying to time these showers is very difficult. Here is a simulated radar:
Notice that the showers are widely scattered and generally away from these 2 cities. I am not anticipating much of a problem in these 2 locales.
Up the road in NYM, rain will be in the process of leaving. By 7PM, it should mainly be over:
I could see a delayed start, and some of those showers could swing through during the game and cause a delay, but they should be able to play.
A few sprinkles tonight in ATL, very cool there as well. The ball will not carry well. We will not have a repeat of last night.
If you want to look for great hitting conditions for hitters, look at the game at Coors. ARI@COL will feature warm temperatures and a wind blowing out to left. Normally fantastic hitting conditions there will be super-duper fantastic tonight.
For updates as we go through the afternoon and evening, please go to @mlbdfsweather on twitter. I update often with my latest thoughts and radar images.