Tuesday, September 18, 2018

MLB Postponement Of July 25th Game Could Impact HR & Triple Crown Races

Back on July 25th, the Red Sox took a commanding 5-0 lead over the hapless Orioles at Camden Yards. The game was just in the second inning when the rains came. Bird hurler Dylan Bundy had already given up home runs to Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez. Fast forward two months and Martinez is in a race for the league home run title—trailing Oakland's Khris Davis by just two. The Boston DH also has a shot at the Triple Crown. Both of these could be in jeopardy after that July 25th tilt was postponed—wiping out all the stats. MLB waited 2 hours and 33 minutes, then called the game. Very shortly thereafter, the rain stopped for good. So, a little more patience would have given the Red Sox the chance to win the game and keep the stats intact. If Martinez loses the HR title or the Triple Crown by a mere one dinger—Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might have some serious questions to answer.