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Rain Washes the Astros’ Sorrows Away.
It was one of those nights as a Houston Astros fan. The Astros were down by five runs in the second inning. Dallas Keuchel was not effective, giving up a home run to the leadoff hitter Brian Dozier and three earned runs. The other two runs were from Carlos Correa and Alex Bregman errors. Correa also extended his six-game hitting streak, or did he?
As Tony Kemp batted in the third inning, the rain came down so hard that they had to roll out the tarp. The Astros and Twins waited around for about three hours to resume the game, but it was officially postponed around 10:30 central last night. Just like a Jedi mind trick, whatever happened in the game just goes away because it was not an official game.
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I’m sure that you understand the rule for when a game becomes official. In case you don’t, they have to play five complete innings before in is an official game. Less than five innings, the stats and results go away. If it goes past five innings before the game is called, then it can be resumed at a later date, and the results carry over. Umpires don’t normally like to call games before five complete innings, but the safety of the players are more important.
Thankfully for the Astros, this game was called in the third inning. The bad news is that they are short a starting pitcher. I will discuss this in the notes on the next page.
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