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Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Reds, Giants Lose Bid To Wait Out The Rain

The Giants only trip to Cincinnati resulted in a three-game sweep for the home team.


Earlier statements from the Reds were that the teams were going to wait longer than normal to try to get the game in.  A meeting was held at 3 PM to discuss the possibility of an acceptable start time.

The rain won.  The game was called after waiting two hours and 21 minutes.

"There are options they discussed for a makeup - August 29 in Colorado," Bruce Bochy said.  This would be a rare game at a neutral field.  The Giants are completing a series with the Rockies on the 28th.  The Reds are scheduled to start a series with the Rockies on the 30th. Another possibility would be to fly to Cincinnati for one day.  Neither team would like that because in addition to the extra travel, both teams would play 34 days without an off day.

"September 30, the day after the season, we would come here (Cincinnati). They discussed a split doubleheader at our place," Bochy said. "I never heard the day after the All-Star break discussed (July 18). The players association has to approve the rescheduling."

The players association fought hard to add Thursday to the All-Star break.  Many of the players would have to spend an entire day traveling to play on that Thursday.  It would virtually eliminate the day off on Wednesday, following the Tuesday All-Star game.

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