3:25 p.m. ET update: Game Six has been postponed to Thursday night, putting a potential Game Seven to Friday night. More to come. ....
ST. LOUIS -- As most of us knew for the last couple days, it appears Game Six of the World Series is in jeopardy today. Several local and national sources are reporting that Major League Baseball and St. Louis GM John Mozeliak are meeting today at 1 p.m. Central time (2 p.m. in Buffalo) to discuss the status of tonight's game between the Cardinals and Texas Rangers.
After sunny skies and 80-degree temperatures here yesterday, it is gray and 56 degrees here as of 11:30 a.m. Central. Rain has started to fall within the last hour and, although a break is expected in the afternoon, the rain is expected to pick up again in the 6 p.m. range and last all evening.
MLB does not want a repeat of Game One of the division series in New York, where a postponement in the third inning burned starting pitchers Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia, or Game One of the ALCS in Texas, which had two rain delays and ended at 1:30 a.m. Eastern time. Especially not in a potential clinching game of the World Series.
A rainout would certainly benefit the Cardinals, because it would allow them to use Chris Carpenter on three days rest in a potential Game Seven on Friday night. Rangers manager Ron Washington insists he's sticking with Matt Harrison, but lefty Derek Holland -- who threw 8 1/3 shutout innings Sunday night -- would be on his regular turn. Have to believe Washington would make the switch.
As far as today's coverage, be sure to read my column on Tony La Russa losing the chess match with Washington and my blog post from last night with more thoughts on PhoneGate. My World Series notebook is on the Cardinals' plans to change their lineup to better protect Albert Pujols in the order.