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Monday’s Game First Rainout of the Season 

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Major League Baseball declared Monday’s contest between the San Diego Padres and Cleveland Indians to officially be a rainout with the game to be made up in a double header between the two teams on Wednesday.

The first game will start at 9:00am Pacific Time with LHP Eric Stults (0-1, 11.25 ERA) taking the hill for the Padres. The start time for the second game will depend upon when the first game finishes, but LHP Robbie Erlin (3-3, 4.12 ERA last season) is pegged to start that game.

RHP Tyson Ross (0-1, 5.40 ERA) was set to pitch today but will gain an extra day of rest and start Tuesday’s game which is slated for a 4:05pm Pacific Time start.

Because of the double header, the Padres will be allow to add a 26th player to the current active roster for Wednesday. Bud Black will most likely call up a pitcher from the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas, but the finality of the move has yet to be determined. More information will be posted as updates come.

Are you sad about the Padres rainout? Don’t be, because Padres Minor League All-Star and very own #AntiHero Cody Decker has put together a video of what ball players do during long rain delays and rainouts:

“During a Long Rain Delay” – @Decker 6 (Cody Decker)



About the author: Ian Edward Russell Smith

Ian is a former writer for the San Diego Padres, having worked as the Padres' "In-Season Blogger" during the 2015 season. Ian wrote as a member of the Friarhood's writing staff between parts of 2013-2015, writing over 100 articles over that span. In addition to being a writer, Ian is also a recent graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, having earned a Juris Doctor, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter (@SDRedBull8) to see what other ramblings he's posted about the Padres, San Diego, and baseball in general!