June 11, 2023, 5:24 pm
Like the rest of the summer months, June brings better chances of afternoon and evening “pop up” thunderstorms to many cities. June also brings warmer air and increased humidity, both of which favor hitting conditions and can be a speed bump for pitchers’ hopes to dominate. The key this week is to target games played in warm air but without those pesky rain chances. St. Louis, San Francisco, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Minnesota are some of the teams that meet these criteria – at least for part of the week.
Targets: This Week’s Best Hitting Environments
- Philadelphia at Arizona (Monday’s open-air game only; roof scheduled to be closed for the rest of the week as Phoenix heads for 100+ degrees)
- Milwaukee at Minnesota (Tuesday & Wednesday; very good conditions with temps near 85 degrees and no rain)
- San Francisco at St. Louis (Tuesday & Wednesday games only; temps in the 80s with no rain).
- Cincinnati at Kansas City (Tuesday & Wednesday games only; temps in the 80s with no rain).
- LA Angels at Kansas City (Saturday and Sunday; temps at least 80 degrees and no rain expected)
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Larry is a meteorologist who was fortunate to have a 36-year career “doing his hobby” with the National Weather Service. He’s a weather weenie who was fascinated by weather in elementary school and graduated with a degree in meteorology from Penn State. He obsesses about fantasy baseball, weather and the Phillies.