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MLB Thursday Weather: Will Rain or Runs Reign Supreme in Cincinnati?


Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Great American Ballpark.

  • Only eight MLB games are on the board Thursday, but there's a legitimate chance that Braves-Reds (6:40 p.m. ET) gets rained out.
  • If Braves-Reds does get in, the Weather Rating of 65 in Cincinnati is the best of the day.

We have the lightest sports slate in a long while, as just eight baseball games throughout the day are accompanied by two NHL playoff games and one NBA playoff game.

There’s probably soccer or something else going on, but who wants to watch that? Oh yeah, there’s also the NFL Draft, which sort of counts. You can bet on it, so we will count it.

Anywho, I have some weather to report!

Highest Weather Ratings

  • Braves at Reds: 65
  • Indians at Astros: 59

Weather Ratings are a proprietary number created by FantasyLabs, which are on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the best hitting atmosphere and 0 being the best pitching atmosphere. Weather Rating takes into account temperature, wind speed, wind direction, stadium elevation, humidity and atmospheric pressure. 

Great American Ballpark is a sneaky good hitter’s park. Last year, its home run park factor led the league and has ranked in the top 10 every year this decade. Though it’s not mentioned along with Coors Field and Globe Life Park in Arlington, perhaps it should be.

Tonight, the ball should theoretically by flying well, but it may not have the chance. The Braves-Reds over/under has risen from 8.5 to 9 since opening just in case they do play. More on the rain at the bottom of the article.

Houston ended up closing its roof last night as I expected, but there’s no chance of rain tonight with the Indians in town. It’ll still be warm (around 80 degrees) so perhaps the roof will be closed again to get the fans more comfortable.

This over/under opened at 7.5 this morning and remains there. Check this site for any updates on the roof.

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