August 15, 2005

White Sox at Red Sox, ppd., rain

Chicago was up 5-2, in the top of the fourth, when the tarp was brought out for the second time. After a delay of almost four hours, the game was called, and wiped from the books.

After allowing only a double to the first nine batters, Matt Clement had faltered, allowing seven hits and one walk to the next ten batters. He also apparently had trouble breaking 90 with his fastball. Not so good.

On to Detroit.

7 comments:

SamW said...

Do the stats accumulated in this game (non-game?) count towards players totals?

mouse said...

As far as I know, the slate is wiped clean as if yesterday never happened.

Disappointed with the rainout, since I'm sure Boston could've battled back to win it (again). But...meh. Time to go beat up on the Tigers.

Anonymous said...

When will this game be re-played?

The Sox have no more games with Chicago so there's no opportunity for a double-header.

redsock said...

Nothing from this game counts. It's like it never happened.

Anonymous said...

The article said Labor Day is the only day, but since the Sox would then have to play 30 games in 30 days they would vote no (this according to Damon) The other option is after the season if it is necessary.

Earl said...

Has a milestone (3000th hit, etc) or rare event (unassisted triple play, etc) ever happened and then had to be erased on account of rain?

redsock said...

Good Q.

If I recall, the first night game at Wrigley Field in 1988 was played for a few innings and wiped out. The official first night game was the next night.