MINNEAPOLIS—The Orioles have three makeup games to be played, and rescheduling them was difficult.
Monday’s rainout with the Twins has been rescheduled for July 28 at 7:10 p.m. Eastern time. The Orioles will be coming to Minneapolis for that one game and head to Toronto for three games.
The Orioles announced that their Apr. 9 rainout will be made up on June 25 as part of a day/night doubleheader. The rained out game will begin at 1:05 p.m., and the originally scheduled 4:05 p.m. game has been moved to 7:05 p.m.
There’s also a previously rescheduled game at 8:05 p.m. at Texas on June 20, which necessitates a one-day trip in the middle of what would have been an eight-game homestand with two off days.
Manager Buck Showalter said the Orioles were kept in the loop on Monday’s weather by the Twins. He said they were given input on the starting time for the makeup game.
Because two off days are being used as makeups, the Orioles are left with only three dates—and none after the All-Star break that violate the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulation that teams not play more than 20 dates consecutively.
“But you keep losing off days, you’re going to pay the piper, or you can use it as an excuse. We’re not the only ones. We’ve got three of them now? And we could get rained out here the next two days and play a doubleheader on that returning date,” Showalter said.
“You say, ‘OK, we’ll have [Yovani] Gallardo back, you’ll have this guy,’ but you may lose somebody else. It puts a real strain on your pitching staff and puts a real strain on everybody physically,” Showalter said.