Hurricane Laura forces MLB to postpone Astros-Angels game

Houston Astros pitcher Framber Valdez during game vs. Los Angeles Angels
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Hurricane Laura, which is set to hit Louisiana and Texas, has forced Major league Baseball to cancel Wednesday’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros.

In a 2020 MLB season that has already experienced COVID-19 outbreaks and drone delays, now an incoming storm will cause another major adjustment to the league’s schedule.

Hurricane Laura alters Houston Astros-Los Angeles Angels series

The incoming arrival of Hurricane Laura already forced MLB to reschedule the team’s game on Thursday with a doubleheader on Tuesday. Now the league is making another major adjustment, in a season that has rarely seen all 30 clubs play on the same day.

According to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi, MLB is postponing Wednesday’s game between the Astros and Angels and rescheduling it for Sept. 5. While the original contest was set to take place at Minute Maid Park, the new schedule will shift it to Los Angeles.

As part of MLB’s rules for the 2020 season, both teams will play two seven-inning games in the doubleheader. The Astros will also serve as the home team for one of the contests, despite it taking place at Angel Stadium.

Tuesday will mark the first time in nearly a month that all 30 MLB teams played on the same day, with the New York Mets resuming action.

The Mets experienced a small COVID-19 outbreak on Thursday, which led to the Subway Series against the New York Yankees being postponed. That series will return later this week, with the Yankees and Mets playing a doubleheader on Friday and Sunday.

The St. Louis Cardinals just recently returned to action, with three doubleheaders in five days, after their coronavirus outbreak sidelined them for two weeks.

Obviously, the 2020 MLB season has been a mess as teams have battled countless obstacles to play. Despite it all, baseball keeps moving forward.