Wednesday night's contest between Norfolk and Columbus was suspended due to heavy rains with the Clippers leading 3-1 in the top of the fourth inning. The game will be completed in full beginning at 6:05 pm Thursday night, with Thursday's regularly scheduled contest following as a seven-inning game.
With Columbus leading 3-1 in the fourth inning, Nate Spears belted a one-out, ground-rule double off of Tides starter Jair Jurrjens. With rains intensifying, play was halted at 8:13 pm before being officially suspended at xxxx.
The Clippers had collected six hits off of Jurrjens in 3.1 innings, including an RBI single by Jeremy Hermida in the first frame. Columbus added sacrifice flies by Matt Lawson and Cord Phelps to extend their lead to 3-0.
Norfolk got on the board in the third inning, as Trayvon Robinson worked a leadoff walk before scoring on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Jason Pridie.
Brian Roberts, making his second rehab start with the Tides, worked two walks in his two plate appearances. Roberts worked an eight-pitch walk to open the first inning before reaching base safely on a 10-pitch free pass in the third frame.
After game one is completed Thursday, Norfolk will send right-hander Jake Arrieta (4-3, 5.14) to the hill in the second game of the twinbill. Columbus will counter with right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3, 3.86).