Last Night In Woodbridge

The rain that stayed away on Friday came back on Saturday, just three outs before becoming an official game.

It was just moments after the Potomac turned a Winston-Salem no-hitter into a 4-1 lead by sending nine men to the plate and stringing together four straight two-out hits. Adrian Nieto got the rally started with a one-out double and took third when Kevin Keyes grounded to first.

Down 1-0, the hope then was to tie the game before rains came. After a two-run homer by Justin Miller, an infield single by Randolph Oduber and an RBI double by Billy Burns, it became a matter of “OK, let’s get back out there and get three outs to make this game official.”

Michael Taylor, however, would not “cooperate” by drawing a two-out walk. The team’s two fastest baserunners then showed as much with a double steal to give Cutter Dykstra a chance to push the lead to 6-1 with the inning’s sixth hit.

Alas, it did not come; instead, a deep line drive right to the Dash centerfielder that ended the frame. The Woodbridge nine had barely gotten on to field in the top of the 5th when the downpour started, going from lawn sprinkler to car wash in less than a couple minutes.

After 92 minutes, officials called it a night. The game will be continued at noon followed by a seven-inning game.

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

7 thoughts on “Last Night In Woodbridge”

  1. So the PNats are up 6-1 to finish the game, right?
    I was originally thinking from the beginning of the article that the is cancelled if they don’t make it official by the end of the inning.

    Did you bring the kids? I never took my kids to games when they were young if there was a chance of rain because I thought might kill their passion for the game that I had.
    Besides, you can’t have the all-important running around the bases after the game when it rains.

    1. They’re up 4-1 when the game resumes.

      Kids come out to the game once or twice a year – coincidentally today is one of those times. Neither though is much into baseball (or sports), but they love overpriced ballpark food…

      1. Weird question…does the pitching coach stay thrown out for the remainder of the resumed game and then gets to come back for game 2? I’m thinking they did it all as a delay tactic…

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