Finally. It was just announced that tonight's game has been postponed and will be made up Sunday as part of a doubleheader. The first game will start at 1:10 p.m.
It's been so long since the last home rainout for the Marlins that their opponent in that washed out affair on Aug. 1, 2004 -- the Montreal Expos -- no longer exists.
Saturday's weather has put a crimp on the Marlins' pitching plans. Mark Hendrickson will get the call in Game 1 of the twinbill. But the Marlins aren't sure who they'll throw in the second game. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he would have to see how Game 1 goes before annointing a starter for Game 2.
The possibilities include Logan Kensing, a minor-league call-up, or any number of relievers from the Marlins' pen. Kensing would be an interesting choice, though it's doubtful he could throw more than three innings. He had been a starter (remember his emergency start at Wrigley Field toward the end of the 2004 season?) and has said he wouldn't mind returning to that role in the future.
The worst-case scenario for the Marlins on Sunday would be extra innings, more bad weather, or if Hendrickson is knocked out early in Game 1 and Gonzalez is forced to use his bullpen, which he would prefer to save for the second game.
One addiitonal note: only the second game of the doubleheader is being televised on FSN. You can still listen to Game 1 on the radio, though, and we'll provide you live updates right here throughout the game.