Ducks and Blue Crabs Washed Out in Maryland
Welcome inside a rainy Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland where the Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs have had the opener of their three-game series postponed due to inclement weather. Rain has been falling all day here in Southern Maryland, and the forecast for tonight did not appear to be getting any better. Blue Crabs general manager Patrick Day met with Ducks manager Kevin Baez and Blue Crabs manager Lance Burkhart at around 5:00 to make the call and discuss options.
The two teams are now scheduled to play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 5:00 p.m., with both games slated for seven innings. We emphasize “scheduled” because the weather on Wednesday could potentially prevent both games from being played as well.
There is currently a Flash Flood Watch in effect until late on Wednesday night. According to the watch, “Generally one half to one inch of rain has fallen across the area. An addition two to four inches of rain is expected, with locally higher amounts likely.” The hourly forecast shows rain throughout the course of the day with a 49% chance at 5:00 that increased to 77% between 8:00 and 10:00.
Of course, if this past winter taught us anything, weather can change at any minute and forecasts can prove to turn out vastly different. However, we’ll keep you updated here tomorrow regarding the status of the doubleheader.
Baez is sticking with his rotation for both games of the twinbill tomorrow. Left-hander Matt Way will start game one for the Ducks while righty Fernando Hernandez goes in game two. The Blue Crabs will stay with Ian Marshall for the opener of the doubleheader, and the starter for game two still has not been determined. It sounds like it will be lefty Jake Brown, but that has not been confirmed.
Posted on April 29, 2014, in Ducks News and tagged 2014, Atlantic League, Doubleheader, Fernando Hernandez, Ian Marshall, Jake Brown, Kevin Baez, Lance Burkhart, Long Island Ducks, Matt Way, Postponed, Regency Furniture Stadium, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.