Tribe and Sox Rained Out from Progressive Field

Well this is just cruel and unfair.

Three games into the 2020 season, when fans had just added baseball back into their TV viewing and radio listening routines, the Indians have suffered their first uncontrollable setback of the campaign. The series opener between Cleveland and the visiting Chicago White Sox was postponed by the rain that had affected the region for much of the afternoon.

Game one of the series has been rescheduled for 3:30 PM ET on Tuesday afternoon as part of a traditional doubleheader.

Aaron Civale (3-4, 2.34 ERA last season in ten starts) was set to draw the starting nod against fellow second-year right-hander Dylan Cease on Monday night. Civale has been one of the most impressive pitchers on the Tribe’s staff throughout camp this spring and summer. Cease went 4-7 in 14 games a season ago with a 5.79 ERA, but pitched well enough in his only start against Cleveland, allowing four runs while striking out eleven in six and two-thirds innings.

Game two on Tuesday will tentatively see right-hander Zach Plesac (8-6, 3.81 ERA in 21 starts in 2019) match up with left-hander Carlos Rodon (3-2, 5.19 ERA in seven games last year). Plesac won his camp battle for the final spot in the rotation and has faced the White Sox twice in his career. Rodon has missed much of the last two seasons with left shoulder and elbow injuries.

The second game of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of game one of the series.

Photo: Borrowed lovingly from Indians Twitter

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