Thursday’s game between Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates has been rescheduled due to rain. The game will be made up at Fenway Park on April 13th.
Eduardo Rogriguez, who plays with his left hand, was set to go up against right-hander Pirates player Chad Kuhl.
During the series, the Red Sox were able to snag the first two games. They won Wednesday night against the Pirates 3-0. Boston will be playing the Detroit Tigers starting on Friday in a series that lasts four games.
According to Manager John Farrell, Steven Wright who throws a mean knuckleball will be making his debut of the season on Friday.
The Red Sox will be two players down for the beginning of the Detroit series. Receiver Matt Barnes and Xander Bogaerts, who play shortstop, will both be gone due to deaths in each player’s different families. So replacing Barnes will be Noe Ramirez and infielder Marco Hernandez will be playing for Bogaert.
Bogaert is set to play next Monday, but Barnes will be back this upcoming Sunday.
Though a few people have been missing, even more, have been sick. During Wednesday’s game, Mookie Betts, Robbie Ross, and Brock Holt couldn’t play due to being sick. Even though he’s still experiencing symptoms, Betts will join his team in the clubhouse on Sunday.
However, through the rain comes a little sunshine for the Red Sox.
Farell told reporters that Drew Pomeranz, who hasn’t been able to play since March 30th due to a forearm flexor strain, will be ready to play again when his team heads to Baltimore on Tuesday.
Also, David Price, who was out with an elbow strain, was able to play a little bit on Thursday before the rain came. He will continue his throwing program as they head for Detroit.