For 2 ½ hours last night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, it was water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. At the end of the long rain delay, the score would not change as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2.
The rain had been falling at Busch since about 8, but the umpires did not stop the game until a heavy thunderstorm moved into downtown. The delay stopped the game just before 9 in the middle of the sixth, and it would not resume until nearly 11:30 last night.
St. Louis would get on the board first thanks to a single by Matt Holliday in the bottom of the third. The hit would score Skip Schumaker and Jon Jay.
Cincinnati would answer with a run in their half of the fourth. This would be all of the scoring in the game until the sixth.
In the top of the sixth, two singles by the Reds would lead to two runs. Then, the skies opened and the tarp came out.
Once the rain delay was over, the Cardinals would have their chances to score as they had runners in scoring position in the seventh, and the bases loaded in the eighth, but they could not get any runs across.
Cards starter Brad Penny takes his first loss of the season as he went six innings, giving up all three of the Reds runs.
Game two of the series is this afternoon as Kyle Lohse, who is still looking for his first win of the season, gets the ball for St. Louis against Cincinnati’s Homer Bailey.
Game time is 12:10.