Miguel Cabrera hits baseballs that can burst clouds.
— #VoteTigers (@tigers) June 18, 2015
You may remember Cabrera hit his 400th career home run last month in St. Louis, and shortly thereafter, heavy rain suspended the game for an hour and 20 minutes.
Cabrera did it again Wednesday night in Cincinnati. The Tigers’ slugger sent a Johnny Cueto fastball the opposite way, deep into the right-field seats at the Reds’ Great American Ball Park. The blast gave Detroit a 3-2 lead.
Before Cueto could toss another pitch, the Reds’ field crew dragged out the tarp to cover the field as the rain fall became heavier. The game was delayed for an hour and 14 minutes.
When played resumed, the Reds tied the game at 3-3, sending the contest into extra innings. Those Reds fans who waited through the storm and few extra frames were treated to exciting finish when third baseman Todd Frazier hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 14th inning.
The homer, Frazier’s second of the game and his fourth in two games, gave Cincinnati an 8-4 win early Thursday morning.
Let’s go to the video tape:
A rainy, messy night in Washington delayed the game between the Nationals and Tampa Bay Rays for about 27 minutes. The Rays, who play their home games in a dome and don’t get out much – experience their first weather delay of the season.
The rain in Washington was the impetus for one of the best quotes of the night. This one came from Nats’ skipper Matt Williams when talking to reporters after the game about a particular not-so-pretty play form his team in the field.
“It’s raining like cats and dogs and other creatures,” Williams said. “Slick ball.
But you know what’s funnier? A guy wrestling with a poncho at Nationals Park. Take it away Bob and F.P. (Wait. Do ponchos come with directions?)
You know what’s not funny? That could easily be me someday. Easily!