There were 13 games scheduled around baseball on Thursday, the first day of July, but Angels-Yankees set for a 1:05 p.m. ET first pitch already has been postponed because there's a flash flood watch in the Bronx. That means the Halos will have to return to New York for a makeup game at some point. Unfortunately, night games between the Marlins-Phillies, Dodgers-Nationals, Brewers-Pirates and Cardinals-Rockies all are in jeopardy, too. Click here for the SportsLine Projection Model's Thursday parlay (if all games played) that would pay 13/1.
Obviously, there's a major storm front along the East Coast, while the National Weather Service in Denver has also issued a flash flood watch for parts of Colorado.
Series that are just starting are a little more apt to be postponed because the teams could simply play a doubleheader this weekend or if the teams return later this year. However, any series potentially ending on Thursday makes things trickier – especially if it's a team's lone visit of the year to a city like the Angels in New York, the Dodgers in D.C. and the Cardinals in Denver.
Padres-Reds and Mets-Braves should be played but could both be affected by rain as well to where there might be a delay pregame or during.
As far as windy conditions, perhaps consider betting the Under in Astros-Indians as winds are projected to be blowing straight in at Progressive Field at about 14 mph. That total is set at Over/Under 8.5 runs. There is no major rain issue there.
Here are the various weather reports for the above games:
- Marlins at Phillies (-125 favorites): 90 percent chance of showers/storms. Severe thunderstorm watch 12:40 p.m.-8 p.m. Flash flood watch 2 p.m.-Friday 8 p.m.
- Brewers at Pirates (+210): 80 percent chance of showers/storms.
- Dodgers at Nationals (+125): 80 percent chance of showers/storms. Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m.
- Cardinals at Rockies (+115): 60 percent chance of showers/storms. Flash flood watch.
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