The Erie SeaWolves and Altoona Curve will now play two doubleheaders at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
The second one will take place Sunday, with the first game scheduled for 5 p.m. That doubleheader was necessitated when Thursday’s five-game series opener was postponed by rain.
The first one was originally scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. The Eastern League arranged those seven-inning contests because it didn’t play Easter Sunday, the day after the SeaWolves and Curve completed their season-opening series at Altoona.
The doubleheaders will sandwich Saturday’s single nine-inning game, with a first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m.
– Mike Copper
Erie (45-51) remains a season-worst six games under .500. Altoona (45-50) is a half-game ahead of the SeaWolves in the league’s Western Division standings.
Erie manager Chris Cron announced the team’s reshuffled starters for the series.
James Avery and Jared Gayhart are its probables for Friday’s games, with Jared Wesson and Cesar Carrillo opening Sunday’s new doubleheader.
In between, Erie will get its first look at Brian Flynn. The 22-year-old left-hander was officially called up from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) Thursday to replace the disabled Kelvin De La Cruz.
Flynn was the Detroit Tigers’ seventh-round pick in the 2011 draft. The former Wichita State pitcher was 8-4 with a 3.71 earned-run average in the Florida State League.
Ballpark Digest’s website is reporting that officials of Phoenixville, located in Chester County, are making rumbles about building a park and becoming Pennsylvania’s latest minor league franchise.