Baysox, Indians postponed, will play 2 tonight

August 17, 1993|By Andy Call | Andy Call,Contributing Writer

CANTON, Ohio -- Just what Don Buford needed to end his day: a game postponed by rain.

The day began with the Bowie Baysox manager leaving Baltimore early yesterday with only 19 healthy players -- eight pitchers and 11 position players. That left Buford to figure out how to juggle eight pitchers into four games over three days.

Then the 326-mile bus trip to Canton took more than 10 hours and, finally, there was last night's postponement of the Double-A Eastern League game at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.

It was stopped in the top of the fourth inning after a 47-minute delay. The Baysox and Indians will complete the nine-inning game beginning at 6:05 tonight, then play a seven-inning nightcap.

Canton led 1-0 with Bowie leadoff batter Stanton Cameron at the plate when the rain began in earnest.

Buford found himself short-handed when pitchers Rick Krivda and Brian DuBois were promoted to Rochester over the weekend, Mike Mussina returned to health and rejoined the Orioles and Erik Schullstrom was sent to the Minnesota Twins' Double-A Nashville club to complete Sunday's trade for third baseman Mike Pagliarulo.

Another player, infielder Sam Ferretti, is unavailable for a few days because of a hamstring pull.

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