A's vs. Mariners Game Postponed Due to Field Conditions at Oakland Coliseum

Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, bottom center, talks with umpires Jim Reynolds (77) and Fieldin Culbreth (25) as members of the grounds crew work on the infield before a baseball game between the Mariners and the Oakland Athletics was postponed for unplayable field conditions, in Oakland, Calif., Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu
Richard LangfordCorrespondent IApril 4, 2014

Despite no rain falling over Coliseum in Oakland, the game between the Athletics and Mariners was postponed due to poor field conditions. The Athletics tweeted the news: 

According to, the game won't be made up during what supposed to be a four-game series: 

The reason for the postponement was human error.'s Greg Johns explains: 

So, we have one of the more unique postponements we'll ever see, but it is a postponement nonetheless.

In fact, the field was so bad, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon wasn't even sure they'd be able to play tomorrow. Johns tweeted that information: 

The Mariners would appear to be bad luck for the It was last season following a game between Oakland and Seattle when the outdated stadium was backed up with raw sewage

If the game is played tomorrow, Johns gives us the pitching matchup:

Chris Young was scheduled to get the start for the Mariners on Friday, but it appears the plan is to skip his turn in the rotation.

The series between the division rivals began on Thursday in thrilling fashion, as the A's handed the Mariners their first loss of the season with a 3-2 victory in the 12th on a Coco Crisp home run. 

At the time of the postponement, the Mariners sat in first in the American League West at 3-1. The A's were a game behind at 2-1.

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