Two games postponed

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange


Two games were postponed Monday because of snow or the threat of snow.
The first game of the Miami Marlins and Minnesota Twins game at Target Field was postponed due to an expected snow storm. Also the Atlanta Braves game against the Colorado Rockies in Denver has been postponed.
Both games will be made up on Tuesday as part of doubleheaders.
There was no snow at the time of the announcement of the postponment of the Twins game.
But clouds moved into the area throughout the morning and forecasts called for worse conditions later in the day. Rain and snow showers were forecast to begin around 5 p.m. and continue through Tuesday morning, with highs on Tuesday in the low 40s.
While the Twins may already be used to cold and wet weather this spring, the Marlins are likely not. They are hoping for better weather on Tuesday for the double bill, or it could be a long day and cold night for them at Target Field.
This is the Twins' fourth postponement of the season already. The Twins have played four games in the last nine days, winning all four. They are playing well now, but are probably not in need of a rest.
There was talk of the game being played Thursday when both teams have an off day. But that would mean the Marlins would play 19 straight days, so the teams decided on the doubleheader.
The Twins moved their starting pitchers forward one game, meaning Kevin Correia will start the first game for Minnesota and Mike Pelfrey will throw the second game. Correia is 1-1 and has been the Twins' strongest pitcher thus far this season, going at least seven innings in each of his previous three starts.
Pelfrey is coming off his best outing of the season last week, picking up his second win in five innings of work against the Angels last week.
The Marlins were expected to move up their starting pitchers as well, throwing right-hander Ricky Nolasco in the first game and righty Jose Fernandez in the second game. Nolasco is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, and he has racked up seven consecutive starts without a victory, dating back to last season.
Fernandez, meanwhile, is 0-2 with a 3.60 ERA and he was tagged for five runs in his last outing, which came against the Cincinnati Reds.