BALTIMORE – If you think there’s been a lot of rain this year at Orioles games, you’re right. This week alone there were four rain delays.
The Orioles have suffered three rainouts, all in April including two in a row. Overall, there have been nine rain delays in eight games for a total of 444 minutes, seven hours and 24 minutes.
The shortest rain delay was a 15 minute halt in the top of the second in Tuesday’s game. The longest was 98 minutes on Wednesday.
Besides the 15 minute delay in the top of the second on Tuesday, there was a 78-minute stoppage in the bottom of the second.
After the Orioles had their consecutive rainouts on Apr. 29-30, the first time since the events of Sept. 11, 2001 that two straight home games were postponed, they had a doubleheader on May 1.
There were delays in each game of the doubleheader totaling 67 minutes, and the second game didn’t end until just before 1 am.
The road has been kinder to the Orioles as far as weather. While nine of their first 31 home games had some sort of delay, they’ve gotten off relatively free away from Baltimore. While it was cold at some early season games in Detroit, New York and Boston, there were no real delays, and 13 of their 35 road games were played in controlled environments in Toronto, Tampa Bay, Milwaukee and Houston.