The Metrodome is under demolition, meaning the Gophers baseball team won’t play a home game until the weather warms just a bit more. Right now that’s scheduled to be March 26 against St. John’s (Minn.). Until then the Gophers will be:
• Playing 19 consecutive road games, beginning Friday against Northern Illinois in Glendale, Ariz.
• Playing in six different states — on the road six consecutive weekends.
• Flying more than 13,000 miles.
• Playing in all four continental U.S. time zones in the first five weeks of the season.
• Spending 22 nights away from home in first six weeks.
• Will be on the road 10 of 14 regular-season weekends.
The good news is, they won’t be:
• Playing anyone currently ranked nationally until May (Florida State and Indiana). February and March nonconference opponents Coastal Carolina and Sacramento State received votes in some polls.
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: E. Volquez||2|
|San Francisco - WP: G. Kontos||7||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee||4|
|Texas - WP: M. Mikolas||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Greene||2|
|Boston - WP: J. Lackey||14||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison||1|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Simmons||1|
|Cincinnati - LP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||3||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: C. Fien||4|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||3|
|Washington - WP: D. Fister||7||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: F. Morales||2|
|Detroit||4||Top 8th Inning|
|Baltimore||4||Bottom 6th Inning|
|NY Mets||1||Top 7th Inning|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|