World Series Game 6 Postponed – Game 6 of the World Series has been postponed until Thursday at 8:05 p.m. ET.
The threat of rain in the area and an improved forecast for the next two days was a major factor in the decision, MLB announced in an e-mail.
Given the desire to play a game of this magnitude without interruption, and an outlook with better conditions over the next two nights, Major League Baseball, along with the Cardinals and the Rangers, determined that making the decision early would be the most prudent course of action to allow fans enough time to plan accordingly.
Joe Torre, MLB’s Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations, will hold a press conference at Busch Stadium later this afternoon to address the decision.
While the postponement doesn’t figure to affect the starting pitchers in Game 6 — Colby Lewis for the Rangers and Jaime Garcia for the Cardinals — the extra day of rest could have an impact on who starts (or is available in relief) for a potential Game 7 on Friday at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Cardinals skipper Tony La Russa said Tuesday that he and pitching coach Dave Duncan have “a really positive feel” about how they would use their pitching staff in a potential Game 7, but that “we need to get there first and then we can talk about it.”
Reading between the lines, it could mean that Game 5 starter Chris Carpenter is available on three days’ rest.
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