Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mountaineers | Rain Out

With the Mountaineers leading Holyoke 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth tonight, we were treated to a picturesque rainbow across the outfield.

However, that led to this in the fifth.

Which led to this.

Unfortunately, the game was suspended with Vermont up 1-0 with one out in the top of the fifth (and a runner on second). Two more outs and it would have been an official game. Damn. it would have been nice to book that win. The other thing that sucks is that it burns a quality start by the team's ace Casey Harmon. If his innings pitched had counted, he'd be up to 36 innings pitched this season without having yielded a single earned run.

One note, in the middle picture, that's the players dragging the tarp across the field. Players from both teams did the yeoman's work in the rain. Hell, even Casey Harmon was out there getting soaked and pulling plastic around the field. One of the things that I like this about this league is the lack of ego among the players which is evident when you see them out there helping the ground crew like this.

Note: I just noticed this press release which says that the game will be resumed in the top of the fifth when the Mountaineers visit Holyoke on Thursday. Good to hear. At least a lead and good start by Harman wasn't wasted.

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