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Brewers-Rangers rained out

A steady rain forced the Brewers to cancel Monday’s game against the Rangers at Maryvale Baseball Park and it will not be replayed. 
Fans holding a ticket to Monday’s game can use it for another Brewers Spring Training home game in 2011, 2012 or 2013. The Brewers are home again on Tuesday against the Padres. 
Both teams made other arrangements for their scheduled starting pitchers, with Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo throwing seven innings in a Monday morning Triple-A game and Texas’ C.J. Wilson working on a covered mound at Surprise Stadium. 
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Brewers-Mets postponed

Steady rain fell in New York on Monday and the radar showed more of it coming, so the Mets decided more than an hour before the scheduled first pitch to postpone the series opener. Since the weather report is ominous for Tuesday, the teams are to play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET.

Randy Wolf will start Tuesday, weather-permitting. Yovani Gallardo and Dave Bush are scheduled to work Wednesday’s doubleheader, though the order is to be determined. Chris Narveson will start Thursday.

That means rookie Mark Rogers, originally slated to pitch Thursday’s series finale, will start a game in Cincinnati instead. Manager Ken Macha didn’t want to throw Rogers, who will once again be on a pitch count, the day after a doubleheader.


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Brewers-Reds rained out (updated)

The Brewers are Reds will have to wait for their first Cactus League showdown. 
The Brewers-Reds game scheduled for Sunday was rained out by a storm that dropped steady rain throughout greater Phoenix and led to cancellations throughout the area. The Brewers announced that there would be no refunds, but that fans could use their ticket for any future game at Maryvale Baseball Park this year or in future years. Fans are encouraged to exchange those tickets in advance of their game of choice. 
Doug Davis was supposed to make his spring debut for the Brewers but the rain forced him to the covered bullpen for a two-inning simulated game instead. Bronson Arroyo was to start for the Reds but he was bumped to Monday’s game against the Royals in Goodyear.
Weather permitting, the Brewers will be back in action on Monday at Maryvale Baseball Park for a game against the Mariners. Dave Bush and Manny Parra are both slated to pitch for Milwaukee, and Parra will get the start after winning a coin flip. The teams have agreed to use the designated hitter for the game even though it’s being played in a National League ballpark. 
To make sure the pitchers scheduled to work Sunday get their innings, the Brewers and Reds scheduled a 11:30 a.m. ET “B” game at Cincinnati’s new Spring Training home in Goodyear. Highly-touted Cuban import Adrolis Chapman will start that game for Cincinnati, and the Brewers’ pitchers scheduled to work include last year’s first-round Draft pick, Eric Arnett, plus John Axford, Zach Braddock, Tim Dillard, Scott Schoeneweis and Chris Smith.
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Monday make-up

After a bit of haggling, tonight’s rainout was rescheduled for Monday at 7:15 p.m. CT. The Cardinals would have probably preferred to play on another mutual off-date — Aug. 31.

Both sides had their reasons. The Brewers wanted to leave Aug. 31 open, because filling that date would leave them only two off-days in their final 42 regular-season games. Nobody would say so on the record, but the Brewers would also prefer to play the Cardinals now, while outfielders Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick, infielder Troy Glaus and ace Chris Carpenter are out with injuries.

The Cardinals prefered the later date, both because of those injury concerns and because manager Tony LaRussa had a charity golf tournament scheduled for Monday. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with Brewers representatives after the game was called and the decision to play Monday came shortly thereafter.

Brewers manager Ken Macha will make some pitching decisions on Saturday. Some combination of Yovani Gallardo and Braden Looper will pitch Monday and Tuesday, but the order is not certain.

Brewers-Cardinals postponed

Yovani Gallardo gets a mulligan.

Gallardo surrendered a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning and was still trying to work out of trouble when the dark clouds that had been descending on Busch Stadium washed those runs away. After a delay of approximately 90 minutes, the Brewers-Cardinals game was postponed.

No makeup date was announced, and a Cardinals spokesperson said that fans should keep their tickets until the game is rescheduled. 

It was Milwaukee’s first rainout this season.