Indians and Rangers Rained Out on Tuesday
Bob Toth | On 06, Aug 2019
Tuesday’s game between the visiting Texas Rangers and the host Cleveland Indians was rained out from Progressive Field with inclement weather pending in the northeast Ohio area. The game will be played on Wednesday as part of a traditional doubleheader.
The pitching probables for the night, Cleveland’s Zach Plesac (6-3, 3.41 ERA) and Texas’ Ariel Jurado (6-6, 4.92), were pushed back to start the opener of Wednesday’s double dip, still scheduled for 1:10 PM ET. The second game will start shortly after the completion of game one and will see a bullpen game from the Tribe while the Rangers will call on right-hander Lance Lynn (14-6, 3.71).
Plesac faced the Rangers on June 18 and took home a win from Texas. He pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on two hits while walking five and striking out six for his second career win. The one run allowed came on a home run by Rougned Odor. The second-year right-hander and 23-year-old Jurado (nicknamed “Bartolito”) will make his first career appearance against the Indians.
It is unknown at the time of this story as to which pitcher manager Terry Francona will tab as the opener of the second game on Wednesday. That pitcher will face off with Lynn, who owns a 3-0 record against Cleveland in his career and has been on a tear over the last three months. He has made 18 straight starts of six innings or more, including his June 17 win over Cleveland when he allowed just one run (a solo homer) on six hits with nine strikeouts and no walks over seven innings.
It was of little surprise to those paying attention that rains would come to Cleveland on Tuesday, as Plesac has had storm clouds following him around the country for the majority of his Major League starts this season in his rookie campaign. Both he and the Indians will be hoping that the same does not occur Wednesday, or a scheduling nightmare could be in the future for both the Indians and Rangers organizations as this is Texas’ only trip to Cleveland in 2019.
According to Indians.com, fans looking to exchange their tickets from Tuesday’s game (if purchased through Indians.com) for Wednesday’s doubleheader must due so by first pitch. If unable to attend Wednesday or seeking a different date, the Indians have offered to swap the ticket for one of two future games (September 3 vs. the Chicago White Sox or September 17 vs. the Detroit Tigers). If exchanging for a later date, that trade must occur by August 21. Season ticket holders can exchange their tickets for any game offered through the My Tickets Exchange. Fans who purchased their tickets through StubHub will be contacted by that company for further instructions regarding the rain out.
Those holding tickets to Wednesday’s game already can attend both games in the same seat at no additional cost.
After the completion of the doubleheader, the Indians will immediately jet their way over to the Twin Cities, where they will kick off a key four-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.