Updated at 5:40 Eastern
With no real concern for rain, we can focus on the few games that have other advantages, like heat and humidity or winds blowing out. Do keep in mind that even with perfect weather for a homerun, you need still to make really solid contact, which isn’t always a foregone conclusion against a good pitcher:
CWS @ BOS – Very isolated showers early, but not real risk or concern for weather to impact this one. GREEN (hint of YELLOW ).
COL @ CHC – Rain chances increase after midnight, no threat to the game. GREEN.
NYY @ TEX – It’s HOT. Feels-like temp by first pitch should be close to 100 degrees, good hittin’ weather!
PIT @ MIN – Models are bringing in a brief thin line of fairly unimpressive showers (and maybe a stray t-storm, but that’s pushing it). The line would be broken, meaning it won’t necessarily go over the stadium, and even if it does the impacts would likely be minimal. Brief delay at the worst, even that doesn’t look all that likely at this point. GREEN / YELLOW.
CIN @ STL – It’s CRAZY HOT. The feels-like temp as I write this is 111 degrees! The entire game we will see a heat/humidity combo that keeps the heat index above 100 degrees, which will definitely help any well-struck balls travel a long way. The key here (which we saw last night), is that heat and humidity does not necessarily = runs and dongs.
BONUS: One more note on the PIT / MIN game, winds will be shifting out of the WSW or West, which should bring a steady 10-15 mph wind blowing out to center. Bump to anyone who has a propensity to go yard, lefty or righty.
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