The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates were rained out Tuesday. It was the first postponed game of the season for the Reds, and just the 13th in the 14-year history of Great American Ball Park.
Tuesday night’s scheduled starters – Alfredo Simon (1-3, 9.86 ERA) for the Reds and Juan Nicasio (3-3, 4.02) for the Pirates – will take the hill Wednesday night.
No makeup date was announced, but the Reds said it will not be on Thursday’s scheduled off day.
The rainout, coupled with the off day, likely will result in a shuffling of the Reds rotation, manager Bryan Price said.
“We were probably going to do that anyway for (John) Lamb,” Price said, referring to the left-hander who left Sunday’s game in the fifth inning with a sprained left thumb.
Price the team is leaning toward skipping Lamb’s next start, scheduled for Saturday at Philadelphia, but the team would have more clarity on that Wednesday.
He’s going to play catch tomorrow,” Price said. “One thing I really wanted to do was split up him and (Brandon) Finnegan, the two lefties back to back. So this gives us some options.
“It also gives the bullpen some rest,” Price added. “We have a day off Thursday, so it’s not like the timing’s perfect. This would have been great in the middle of 15 (straight games), however we will utilize it to give the bullpen a breather and to be able to shuffle the deck with Lamb and the rest of these guys.”
Refund info: There will be an announcement regarding the rescheduling of Tuesday’s game at a later date. Fans holding tickets for tonight’s game may present their same ticket for the rescheduled game with no exchange necessary. Tickets may also be exchanged for a remaining 2016 regular season home game (exclusions apply), subject to availability.