Rain and snow cause trouble for the Dodgers’ schedule.
Tuesday’s game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader Thursday, with the second game starting at 6:10 p.m. CT, ahead of an overnight flight to Miami, where the Dodgers play a Friday evening game against the Marlins.
Worse, there is a 70 percent chance of precipitation (snow and rain) for both Wednesday and Thursday.
Dodgers at Twins, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA Update: The game is free on MLB.tv
Thanks to yesterday’s rain/snowout, Zack Greinke gets an extra day off before pitching this game. He’s 4-8 with a 4.73 ERA in 22 outings against the Twins, including 18 starts. On the other hand, this season he’s 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings and in the midst of a streak of 16 starts of at least five innings without allowing more than two runs.
Starting for the Twins is Kyle Gibson, who’s 3-1 with a 3.63 ERA this season. This is only his second season in the bigs, and last year he only threw 51-plus innings, going 2-4 with a 6.53 ERA. He’s still almost a rookie.
Hanley Ramirez says his thumb’s fine and he expects to play. The weather may not cooperate, though, as rain is forecast for Wednesday.
Lineup when (or if) available.
#Dodgers lineup at Twins: Gordon 2B Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Ethier DH Uribe 3B Butera C Crawford LF Greinke P
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