Los Angeles Angels POSTPONES tonight’s MLB game against the Cincinnati Reds… with Tropical Storm Hilary still wreaking havoc
- Southern California’s first tropical storm in 84 years hit Los Angeles on Sunday
- The rain had stopped on Monday morning, but Angel Stadium was too wet to play
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The Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Cincinnati Reds scheduled for Monday night has been postponed due to the effects of Tropical Storm Hilary.
Southern California’s first tropical storm in 84 years dropped several inches of rain over the Los Angeles area on Sunday. The rain had stopped Monday morning, but Angel Stadium was too wet to play, the Angels said.
The match will be composed as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
The Angels had already advanced their scheduled Sunday game against Tampa Bay to a Saturday doubleheader.
The rain is only the fourth since 1995 at Angel Stadium, including the game which was moved from Sunday to Saturday. Only 14 games have been moved by rain in Big A history.
The Los Angeles Angels have postponed Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds
The rain had stopped Monday morning, but Angel Stadium was still too wet to play
The Angels also had longer games in 2015 and 2019. The postponement to 2019 was due to the field being too wet even after the storm passed through Anaheim.
About 30 miles off Interstate 5, the Los Angeles Dodgers posted photos to social media on Monday showing Dodger Stadium and its dry parking lots in the sun.
The stadium went viral on social media after photos taken from above on Sunday appeared to show its car parks completely flooded.
The area surrounding Dodger Stadium was flooded in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary
The Dodgers are on the road until next Monday, August 28. They also moved forward a home game scheduled for Sunday to a Saturday doubleheader instead.
The Angels (61-64) have lost 13 of 18 games, significantly crushing their playoff chances despite a flurry of timely acquisitions and retaining AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani.
The postponement delays the possible return of Mike Trout, who is expected to return soon from a broken hand that sidelined him for seven weeks.
The Reds (64-61) are one game away from the last wildcard spot in the NL as they open a 10-game West Coast road trip.