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- Excluding the Padres-Rangers game, mediocre weather fills the slate.
- The rain that plagued the league last week is now all but gone.
Last week was filled with crazy weather. Heat waves, monsoons, tornadoes, hail, earthquakes, etc. It truly tested my meteorology skills to the fullest.
Even though it makes life easier for you, I am disappointed to report that we’re kicking the week off with some real boring weather.
Highest Weather Ratings
- Padres at Rangers: 82
- Indians at Cardinals: 59
- Reds at Braves: 57
Coors Field has left us, but Coors Jr. — aka Globe Life Park in Arlington — is back in its place. Strangely enough, 61% of bets are on the under with Cole Hamels hosting Joey Lucchesi, but the total has remained at 9.5. The juice on the over is actually rising, so a move to 10 wouldn’t be surprising.
The next two games on the list are probably going to be the only games on tonight’s 10-game slate with Weather Ratings of more than 50, as Houston and likely Miami will have their roofs closed.
The Indians-Cardinals total has dropped from 8.5 to 8, while the Reds-Braves has risen from 8.5 to 9.
Lowest Weather Ratings
- Pirates at Mets: 32
- Yankees at Phillies: 33
- Mariners at Orioles: 39
The Mid-Atlantic can be home to some high temps and gaudy Weather Ratings during the summer, but that’s not the case tonight. All three of these games will have temperatures in the 70s with wind blowing in. The game in Philly has already seen its total drop from 9 to 8.5, while the other two games both have juiced up unders.
Last week pretty much had postponement concerns every day to a degree, but tonight is looking solid. I don’t expect any postponements, but a couple stadiums have a slight chance at a delay.
- Indians at Cardinals
- Reds at Braves
St. Louis is going to be having some storms in the area leading up to the game, and they could cause a delay at the start, but I don’t expect delays in the middle of the game.
The Atlanta area will have some isolated storms that could potentially bop over SunTrust Park but likely only for a brief while.