The Red Sox announced that Monday’s game against the Orioles at Fenway Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game has been rescheduled for May 17 at 7:10 PM.
Monday is Patriots Day, a state holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in the American Revolutionary War. Per Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, this will be the first time the Red Sox have postponed their Patriots Day game since 1984. (The 1995 game was cancelled as a result of the strike.)
Poor weather disrupted many of Sunday’s games as well, as the Yankees-Tigers (doubleheader), Braves-Cubs, Angels-Royals, White Sox-Twins, and Blue Jays-Indians games were all postponed.
The next game the Red Sox play will be on Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Angels. David Price is slated to oppose Shohei Ohtani on the mound.
Bad news for the Cubs’ Yu Darvish: The right-hander is headed back to the disabled list with right triceps tendinitis, the team announced Saturday. It’s the second such assignment for Darvish this season, but the first time he’s been sidelined with arm issues. Neither the severity of his injury nor a concrete timeframe for his recovery has been revealed yet, but the move is retroactive to May 23 and will allow him to come off the DL by June 2, assuming all goes well.
Prior to the injury, Darvish went 1-3 in eight starts with a 4.95 ERA, 4.7 BB/9 and 11.0 SO/9 through 40 innings. Needless to say, these aren’t the kind of results the Cubs were hoping to see after inking the righty to a six-year, $126 million contract back in February, though the circumstances affecting his performances appear to have largely been out of his control. He missed a start in early May after coming down with the flu and has struggled to pitch beyond the fifth inning in five of his eight starts to date.
The Cubs recalled left-hander Randy Rosario from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Rosario has yet to amass more than five career innings in the majors, but has impressed at Triple-A so far this year: he maintained an 0.97 ERA, 2.8 BB/9 and 6.1 SO/9 through 19 1/3 innings in 2018. As for Darvish’s next scheduled turn in the rotation, Tyler Chatwood is lined up to take the mound when the Cubs face off against the Giants in the series finale on Sunday. A starter for Monday night’s game has yet to be determined.