Frisco Game Four postponed.
The Frisco RoughRiders announced on their website this afternoon that tomorrow night’s scheduled Game Four of the Texas League Championship Series has been preemptively postponed due to the severe weather that’s expected to descend on the Metroplex. Game Four is now scheduled for Sunday at 6 p.m., with a decisive Game Five (if necessary) slated for Monday at 7 p.m. Any tickets purchased for tomorrow night can be redeemed for Sunday’s game (call the Riders at 972/731-9200 if you have questions).
One aspect of this scheduling adjustment, as I touched on in this morning’s report, is that lefthander Derek Holland’s day to pitch would be Sunday. Without this change in plans, Holland would have been in line to pitch Game Five, with Jared Hyatt slated to go in Game Four. If the decision is made to keep Holland on regular rest and he is given the Game Four ball, that would put Neftali Feliz on schedule to pitch Game Five on Monday, if that game is needed.
The 24-year-old Hyatt has had a strong season himself (11-8, 3.58 between Bakersfield, Frisco, and Oklahoma, .240 opponents’ average, 113/47 K/BB), but the thought of sending Holland and possibly Feliz back to the home hill to try and help nail down a title, after Michael Schlact pitches tonight’s Game Three, is pretty hard to resist.