There will be no baseball on Monday night. MLB spared us all a night of waiting around to see if it would stop raining by announcing a postponement of the scheduled Game 3 until Tuesday. The Orioles and Royals will have to wait another day to resume their American League Championship Series
Game 3 will now be on Tuesday at 8:07 Eastern, with Game 4 coming on Wednesday at 4:07. These were the previously-scheduled days and times for Games 4 and 5, so really everything is just being pushed back a day. A Thursday travel day will now be used for Game 5 in Kansas City at 4:07 Eastern, if necessary. Here's hoping it is necessary! The reason for the 4:07 game on Thursday is that the NLCS is already scheduled for the 8 o'clock time for their own Game 5.
The Orioles have already made the announcement that Wei-Yin Chen will still be their Game 3 starter. Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters that he will be sticking with Jeremy Guthrie as his Game 3 starter.
Both managers tapped the possibility of the return of their respective Game 1 starters - Chris Tillman and James Shields - to start Game 4 on their regular rest, rather than going with the pre-rainout expected matchup of Miguel Gonzalez and Jason Vargas.
The delay gives an extra day of rest to both bullpens, which were leaned on somewhat heavily in the first two games. Do you think that this helps the Orioles more, the Royals more, or neither?