With the threat of rain in St. Louis looming over Game 6 of the World Series, MLB has decided to postpone the game until Thursday night, when the forecasts should brighten.
The league was worried that a potential championship-clinching game would be marred by the types of weather delays that affected the ALCS and the ALDS, where in-game postponements forced both teams to burn their best starting pitchers after only a few innings of work.
The decision shouldn't affect the Game 6 pitching match-up of Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia, a rematch of the 2-1 Game 2 thriller, where the starters allowed only one total run through the first seven innings.
However, it does present an opportunity for both managers to re-arrange their rotations if the World Series comes down to a decisive Game 7 on Friday night.
The delay could give Rangers Game 4 hero Derek Holland another start, as he would have four days of rest after his dominant performance on Sunday. On the other side, Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter could be available for his third start of the World Series now that he would have three days of rest after his Game 5 start on Monday.