Rain delay, rain delay, rain delay, rain delay.... suspended!

After four rain delays the umpiring crew finally suspended the game until later today. The game will be continued later today at 5:35 pm.

What a long and exhausting game for the fans. The Padres scored both of their runs in the 5th inning when Orlando Hudson drove in Will Venable with a single up the middle and then Ryan Ludwick drove in the O-Dawg with a ground ball out. The Padres had many opportunities to put more runs on the board, but ended the night 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position and left 10 on base. Cameron Maybin had 3 hits in the game and stole 2nd base each time he reached, but the bottom of the order was unable to drive him in to score.

If the Padres were just able to hold their 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 6th, then this game would probably be in the books as a Padres win. The game was stopped at the top of the 9th inning with no outs and Matt Kemp standing at first base. Heath Bell was on the mound, but someone else will probably get the call to start off the inning tomorrow night.

It would be great to start off the night with a Padres win! We are going to have to find ways to drive in those runners in scoring position though!


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  • Larry Faria

    This sets up a nightmare scenario. What if the suspended game goes into lots of extra innings, and the regularly scheduled game begins much later than the “old” 7:05 time?

    The Padres moved Saturdays to 5:35 for the fans AND to give the teams morre time to prepare for the Sunday afternoon game. What may be, in effect, a Saturday night doubleheader will do no good for the teams and fans, and could go down in history as the weekend series from heck. OTOH, if the Padres score a run in the bottom of the 9th, they’ll have two victories for 10 innings work.