Reds vs. Brewers weather update: Rain threatens Hunter Greene's start, series finale

Don't forget your rain jacket if you're headed out to GABP.
A member of the Cincinnati Reds grounds crew covers the field
A member of the Cincinnati Reds grounds crew covers the field / Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Unlike the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cincinnati Reds do not have the ability to close the roof ahead of troublesome weather. Why? Because there is no roof at Great American Ball Park. Baseball in the Queen City is played outdoors; just as it was intended to be played.

However, when rain enters the forecast, it can make it difficult to play. That's especially true with the batch of weather that's headed for Cincinnati over the next couple of days. It's questionable if the Cincinnati Reds will even be able to take the field tonight against the Brewers, and Thursday's series finale could be a washout.

The Reds won Game 1 of the four-game series behind a breakout performance from Elly De La Cruz. But the Brew Crew got one back on Tuesday night when Cincinnati's comeback bid fell short. Will the two teams even be on the field for Wednesday's game?

(Update: April 10, 6:08 p.m. ET) The Reds game versus the Brewers scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday April 10, 2024 has been delayed.

(Update: April 10, 7:05 p.m. ET) The Reds are hopeful to start playing tonight’s game at approximately 8:30 p.m. ET.

Reds rain delay: Hunter Greene's start, Brewers series finale in doubt

David Bell's lineup card is out for Wednesday's game. With a left-hander on the mound for the Brewers, the Reds' skipper will actually bump Spencer Steer up to No. 2 in the lineup behind leadoff hitter Jonathan India.

Christian Encarnacion-Strand, coming off a two-hit game on Tuesday night, will bat third. Jeimer Candelario will bat cleanup and is followed by Stuart Fairchild, De La Cruz, and second baseman Santiago Espinal. Will Benson gets to continue his quest to become an everyday player with a start against a lefty, and Luke Maile will be hanging the signs behind the the dish.

Hunter Greene is scheduled to take the ball for the Reds on Wednesday night. The right-hander looked incredible during his second start of the season, and it was one of his best performances as a member of the Reds. Unfortunately, Greene received no run support and the Reds lost to the New York Mets by a final of 3-2.

If Wednesday's game is rained out, the two teams could attempt to play a doubleheader on Thursday with the series finale set to begin at 1:10 p.m. ET. But with the weather unlikely to cooperate, the two teams may need to reschedule both games at a later date. The Brewers don't visit Cincinnati again until the end of August, so scheduling a makeup game could be difficult.

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