The Game 1 forecast looks to be … blah

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Looks like it’s gonna be rather ugly in St. Louis for Game 1 of the World Series.

The forecast: temperatures in the upper 40s with a chance of rain and wind. The wind chill will drop things into the 30s.

Things look dry for Game 2 tomorrow. A tiny bit warmer, but still windy.  Friday, which is currently set as an off day, looks to be lovely in the event they need to postpone tonight and schedule a makeup day.

In Texas, the extended forecast covering Games 3, 4 and 5 calls for a tiny chance of some rain on Saturday, but otherwise blue skies and daytime temperatures in the 80s.

Upshot: if we get past tonight unscathed, we should be laughin’, mates.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.