Cardinals vs. Giants Game 7: Rain on the way, but MLB wants to play

The St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants are set to meet Monday night with the National League championship on the line, but if this were any game but NLCS Game 7 they might not be playing at AT&T Park. It's raining in San Francisco, and the forecast all week has suggested it'll keep up. Weather.com suggests the forecast has changed to more intermittent showers, which means what MLB watchers have suspected all along: It'll take a deluge to get this one postponed, with Game 1 of the World Series set for Wednesday and the Detroit Tigers still unsure of their next move.

If a downpour forces a delay, that could mean interesting things for both sides' pitching staffs—starters Kyle Lohse and Matt Cain could be forced out of the game earlier than anyone anticipates, at which point it could come down to a battle of the bullpens (and the rested members of the rotation.)

It's easy to get ahead of yourself in situations like this, with the game not even begun and the rain not even here, but that does mean, at least theoretically, that Adam Wainwright might appear in another NLCS Game 7 with everything on the line (and Carlos Beltran on the field.)

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Join SB Nation St. Louis

You must be a member of SB Nation St. Louis to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation St. Louis. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.