It is currently steadily raining at Camden Yards and the tarp is still on the field less than one hour before the Orioles are scheduled to play their series finale against the Seattle Mariners this afternoon.
Game time has already been pushed back 10 minutes to a 12:45 p.m. first pitch.
Because this is the Mariners' only trip to Baltimore this season, the teams will make every effort to get today's game in even if it is through some sloppy conditions.
"I think we'll play," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I don't think we're going to play in good conditions necessarily. … The forecast is a little bit better, but it's not going to be what you hoped for. But it beats having to play on an off-day and 27 straight games. It doesn't work for either team."
There aren't many possibilities for a makeup date. The teams have common days off June 8 and Aug. 13, but they can't play those days because it would force the Orioles to play more than 21 consecutive days, which is against players union rules. The teams also have common days off Aug. 6 and Sept. 3.
Showalter said it is possible that the game starts on time, but he said he wasn't confident it would.
The rain doesn't appear to clear until tonight, so the decision that has to be made is whether the teams can play through the rain and that it doesn't get worse, forcing a mid-game delay.
"Right now, the weather, they're saying at 12:30 now they think might now be a whole lot different than as we go," Showalter said. "The question I have to have answered is will it be enough to start and stop the game? Then we'd have to push it back. We wouldn't want to do that, unless it's a two-hour window. I don't think the window's going to be completely open all day."
Orioles starter Chris Tillman, a former Seattle farmhand, is 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA and five quality starts in six career outings against the Mariners. He has allowed one run or fewer in five of those six starts.