BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Red Sox fans will have to wait an extra day for the season to begin.
Boston's opening day game against the New York Yankees in the Bronx on Thursday has been postponed because of inclement weather. The forecast calls for rain for most of the day and even possible thunderstorms around the time the game was set to begin.
Opening Day is now set for Friday, April 8 with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Nate Eovaldi is set to get the ball for the Red Sox while Gerrit Cole will start the game for the Yankees, which is a pitching rematch of the 2021 American League Wildcard game.
The day following Opening Day is almost always a day off for teams in case of poor weather. Opening Day games are often canceled early to allow for the chance to reschedule pregame festivities.
The Red Sox home opener against the Minnesota Twins is still set for Friday, April 15. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 p.m.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.