TOLEDO, Oh. – Following a wild 13 inning game on Friday that featured 27 runs scored, the Indianapolis Indians and Toledo Mud Hens probably could use a day off.
Mother Nature provided just that on Saturday, washing out a scheduled doubleheader between the teams at Fifth Third Field. Indy and Toledo will attempt to play two again on Sunday, with game one slated to get underway at 4:05 p.m.
Kyle Lobstein (0-0, 1.29 ERA) is still expected to start game one of the doubleheader for the Tribe on Sunday, with Justin Masterson set to take the mound in game number two.
Indianapolis opened the series with the Hens with a 16-11 victory, giving them a 4-2 record so far this year against Toledo. The Indians will move on to face the Columbus Clippers in the next stage of their road trip starting on Monday and that series will end with another doubleheader on June 9.
As we sit just days after the calendar flipped to June, the Tribe currently own a season record of 28-25. That marks puts them only a game and a half out of first place behind the rival Clippers, an improvement of three games from May 22.
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Saturday that relievers Cory Luebke and Curtis Partch will join the team after being called up from Indianapolis. Reliever Guido Knudson was assigned to the Indians from extended Spring Training as a result.