Giants-A's game canceled due to weather

Giants-A's game canceled due to weather
March 29, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Dan Straily and Tommy Milone will throw in indoor batting cages if the game is canceled. (TWITTER)

Programming note: A’s-Giants coverage starts today at 1 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

UPDATE (Saturday at 2:20 p.m.) -- Saturday's exhibition finale between the A's and Giants has been canceled due to wet conditions brought on by heavy rain throughout the day.

The announcement came at about 2:20 p.m. and was greeted by boos from many in the Coliseum crowd. Groundskeepers had been working much of the day to sweep water off the field to prepare it for play, but even so, large puddles had collected in left field and would have made for poor playing conditions.

Dan Straily and Tommy Milone, who will pitch the fourth and fifth games of the regular season for Oakland, were likely to throw in the indoor batting cage to get their work in the event of a rainout, A's manager Bob Melvin said earlier in the day.

The A's finished the spring with a 15-13-5 record. It was announced that ticket exchanges were taking place at Gate D of the Coliseum box office Saturday.

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The A's-Giants Bay Bridge Series finale is currently rain delayed, wiping out the original 1:05 p.m. start.

As of 12:40, rain was still falling hard at the Coliseum, with the infield covered by tarp and massive puddles forming in left field. No revised start time has been given.

If the game gets canceled, A's manager Bob Melvin said he would have starters Dan Straily and Tommy Milone throw in indoor batting cages to get their work in. Both are scheduled to pitch in the game.

 

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