— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) October 8, 2016
By Jon Weisman
Well, that’s that for today. Game 2 of the National League Division Series has been officially rained out and rescheduled for 10:08 a.m. Pacific Time on Sunday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced.
Games 3 and (if necessary 4) remain scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, after the teams travel late Sunday to Los Angeles.
Aside from the general fatigue of losing a travel day, the postponement could have a direct impact on the Dodgers’ pitching plans.
- Relievers could potentially be asked to work three consecutive days.
- Game 5 would no longer come on four days’ rest for Rich Hill if the Dodgers decided to go with Clayton Kershaw on short rest in Game 4.
Nothing has been announced, but it seems Julio Urías is more likely than ever to make a Game 4 start — if necessary. Update: Dave Roberts confirmed as much this afternoon.