Raptors rained out; doubleheader Thursday
Wednesday , August 13, 2014 - 11:25 PM
MISSOULA, Mont. – Wednesday’s baseball game between the Ogden Raptors and Missoula Osprey was postponed due to unplayable field conditions following a rainstorm.
Rain ceased around 6 p.m., but the field was not protected as Missoula does not have a tarp to cover the entirety of the infield, only two small tarps to cover the pitcher’s mound and home plate area. Despite field crews working to get the field ready, umpires officially called for postponement at 8:38 p.m. after inspecting the field.
The game will be made up Thursday at 5 p.m. when it will be played as game one of two seven-inning contests.
In game one, Ogden left-hander Victor Gonzalez (2-2, 6.32 ERA) will start against fellow left-hander Cody Reed, who makes his first appearance for the Osprey after his recent call up from the Arizona League.
Game two pitchers will be Abdiel Velasquez (2-5, 5.22) for the Raptors against first-round draft pick Touki Toussaint (0-1, 23.62).
Follow coverage of the Raptors on Twitter at @RaptorsSE
Popular in Sports
PHOENIX — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80. The Jazz said Hundley...
In March of 1998 – about this time of year – I ate the biggest ice cream sundae you’ve ever seen. Former Standard-Examiner sports columnist...