Saturday, October 29, 2016

a not so rainy conclusion.

on this day in 2008, the completion of the rain delayed game five of world series ended up in the Phillies winning the game 4-3 and won the world series. the game had been suspended two nights earlier after the top of the sixth ended due to the rain. game five started on Monday the 27th when it started to rain and rained all day the next day - the 28th. by the time the top of the sixth ended, umpire Tim Tschida and the umpiring crew decided to call the game off with the rain and wind becoming hazardous, with Tschida saying the game would have gotten "comical." Cole Hamels ended up agreeing, even saying the field was underwater. when the game was suspended, the game was tied at two. when the game resumed, the Phillies scored one in their half of the sixth and seventh, while the Tampa Bay Rays scored one of their own in their half of the 7th. Brad Lidge struck out Eric Hinske to end the series. it was the Phillies second world series.

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