ARLINGTON, Texas — A forecast of heavy rain prompted the Rangers to move Saturday’s game against the
"Oh God, that's really early," outfielder Kole Calhoun said. "Day games are killers, and an earlier start is like adding fuel to the fire. You play a night game, and it's not like you can go back to the hotel and pass out.
"You have to wind down after the game. You don't get to bed until a little later, then you have an early wake-up call. You don't get the proper rest. It's tough, but there's going to be 18 guys that are doing it."
The game time will be the earliest for the Angels since a 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (7 a.m. PDT) start for the traditional Patriots Day game in
The Angels had an 11 a.m. CDT (9 a.m. PDT) start in Minnesota on Sept. 11, 1999, and were no-hit by
"We understand the rationale behind the switch," Calhoun said. "These games are important, you definitely want to get them in, and it's a lot better than playing a doubleheader on Sunday."