Pittsburgh Pirates And Colorado Rockies To Play Make Up Game June 9
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies will play a make up game on June 9th in Denver.
Today the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies announced a time and date for their game that was snowed out last Thursday in Denver. The Pirates and Rockies will tangle on Thursday June 9th at 3:10pm Mountain Time, so 5:10pm in Pittsburgh, to make up the game that was snowed out on April 28th.
For a variety of reasons, this is an odd time for this game to be made up. Major League Baseball could have, and quite honestly should have, done a better job with rescheduling this game.
First and foremost, it is smack dab in the middle of a Pirate homestand. Between June 3rd and June 12th the Pirates have a nine game homestand with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, and St. Louis Cardinals schedules. Now in the middle of this homestand, the Pirates will have to fly to Denver to play one game which is incredibly silly.
On Wednesday June 8th the Pittsburgh Pirates host the New York Mets at 7:05. So the Pirates will have to fly to Denver late that night, check into their hotel, and then wake up the next morning just to play one game. When their game with the Rockies wraps up, the Pirates will then have to fly back to Pittsburgh to resume their homestand.
Another reason this is a silly time to make up this game is that August 18th would have worked much better. Neither the Pittsburgh Pirates nor Colorado Rockies play on August 18th, and that is not the only reason that day makes the most sense.
On top of both the Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies being off on August 18th, the Pirates have a six game road trip against the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants August 12th through the 17th. So, the Pirates would have already been on the West Coast and easily could have stopped in Denver to play the game on their way back to Pittsburgh.
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Major League Baseball makes a lot of silly decisions, and this is just yet another one. It makes no sense for the Pittsburgh Pirates to fly to Denver on June 9th to play one game with the Colorado Rockies in the middle of a Pirate homestand. Especially when both teams have August 18th off and the Pirates would be on their way home from a West Coast trip on that day.