Play suspended in 9th inning

One of the numerous things I enjoy about my job covering baseball is you often see something you’ve never seen before. For me, it was seeing a scoreless game suspended in the ninth inning and having it set to resume the following day.

That’s where the Reds and Phillies stood on Tuesday: 0-0 tie heading into the bottom of the ninth with Zack Cozart, Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips due to bat when play resumes Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. After that, the series finale will begin no earlier than 7:10.

“It’s strange to have the first at-bat at home,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said.

No three stars tonight but Homer Bailey would be deserving of the No. 1 star. He had no-hitter quality stuff, even if he allowed only two singles over eight innings with no walks and 10 strikeouts. Unfortunately for Bailey, he ran into Kyle Kendrick, who was strong for seven scoreless.

“We felt pretty good today,” Bailey said. “This weather was kind of muggy, you could sweat a lot. Hanigan did a great job back there. We were on the same page all night.

“A lot of respect to Kyle Kendrick. He threw the hell out of the ball. Sometimes, that’s just the way it goes, especially with a 0-0 game. You have to go out there and stay sharp. It makes it a little easier to stay focused.”

Game suspension info from the Reds:

“The conclusion of tonight’s game has been postponed because of continued inclement weather. Fans with tickets to tonight’s game will need to exchange them for tomorrow night’s game only, location subject to availability. Fans who exchange their tickets can watch both the conclusion of tonight’s game, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., and tomorrow’s regularly scheduled game, which will not begin before 7:10 p.m.. Gates will open at 4:30. Tomorrow’s game is not an extension of tonight’s Bark in the Park event, and pets will not be admitted.”

5 Comments

Assuming the Reds don’t score in the 9th in the resumed game tonight, will Chapman “start” and pitch the 10th? I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t. If he would have been available for one inning tonight in the regularly scheduled game, it’s still one inning, a day after pitching one game.

He won’t be available for the late game then.
Curt

Not a bad deal for the true fans….Get 18 innings (possibly more)/ Two games for the price of one ticket… A twofer!

Wouldn’t you rather use him in the game that you KNOW is going to be close, rather than saving him for a game that MIGHT be close?

Sure, I’m not disagreeing, but no I wouldn’t leave him in. I would bring in someone else.
Curt

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