As expected, a heavy rainstorm moved into the Boston area overnight and caused today’s Angels-Red Sox game to be postponed. No makeup date has been set but it likely will be replayed as part of a day-night doubleheader the next time the Angels are in town (Aug. 17-19). With heavy rain also projected for Monday, it is likely a decision on that contest will be made by the end of the day today since the game was slated for a 10 a.m. start locally. The Red Sox traditionally play an early morning game on Patriots Day. The Boston Marathon and Angels-Red Sox game were supposed to start at the same time. The marathon will go on but the Angels game isn’t likely to be played.
UPDATE: Whenever the Angels do play again (Monday or Tuesday) Ervin Santana will get the call to pitch. Santana was supposed to start today. Jered Weaver would then pitch in the next game. If Monday’s game gets wiped out also, Santana will start in the opener of a two-game series at Oakland on Tuesday and Weaver will pitch Wednesday. After that the rotation is up in the air. Joe Saunders was originally slated to start after Weaver.