The Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to take on their Double-A affiliate tonight in Pensacola, Florida as part of an exhibition series on Friday and Saturday against the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates.
Mike Leake is scheduled to start tonight against the Double-A Blue Wahoos for the Reds, but the weather is not cooperating so far. While the Reds, the Triple-A Louisville Bats and the Double-A Pensacola Blue Wahoos are all in town right now for the game it is uncertain if the game will be played. Pensacola’s head of the grounds crew Ray Sayre tweeted out this picture earlier today:
MLB groundskeeper for a day. Not looking good at the moment. Reds vs. wahoos 6pm first pitch. pic.twitter.com/1JlOfzPtXB
— Ray sayre (@ray_sayre) March 28, 2014
Looking at the radar, there is still rain falling as well. While the current thunderstorms over the area will have moved on, there is still a chance of further thunderstorms developing in the evening. While I am sure that the teams will do everything they can to get the game in, as it is a rather big event in the city and for the team, things are not looking good. The stadium is only two years old, so it has a very good drainage system, but it can only do so much.
The Reds and the Triple-A team will fly into Louisville for the last game of the spring tomorrow afternoon at 4pm EST.