Rain ruins Saturday’s knuckleball duel

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Thursday’s game between the Red Sox and Indians was postponed due to rain. That disrupted the Red Sox rotation schedule, which had knuckleballer Steven Wright squaring off against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey on Saturday.

It would have been the first game featuring two knuckleballing starters in 16 years, Ken Fidlin of the Toronto Sun notes. On September 15, 2000, Tim Wakefield of the Red Sox faced Steve Sparks of the Tigers.

Joe Kelly, Thursday’s starter, will instead start on Friday, Rick Porcello will face Dickey on Saturday, and Wright will pitch on Sunday.

Oh, what could’ve been.