Blue Rocks and Keys Suspended with Rocks Down 2-0 in the Bottom of the Seventh

Game Will Be Resumed on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:05 p.m. with Regularly Scheduled Game to Follow at 7:05 p.m.

By Jake Donnelly / Wilmington Blue Rocks | July 28, 2016 11:30 PM

Wilmington, DE-Thursday's game between the Wilmington Blue Rocks (37-65/10-23) and the Frederick Keys (52-50/16-16) has been suspended due to heavy rains in the bottom of the seventh inning with the Rocks down 2-0. The game will be resumed on Friday, July 29, 2016 at 5:05 p.m. The regularly scheduled game with Cowboy Monkey Rodeo will start at its original time of 7:05 p.m. and there will be fireworks after the game presented by Grotto Pizza barring inclement weather.

The first six innings were a pitcher's dual as Andy Ferguson went the first five innings for the Rocks and did not allow any runs, but Jon Keller had the ball for the Keys and tossed three scoreless frames while striking out seven to keep the game tied. Ivan Hernandez took over for Keller and was just as good while Todd Eaton replaced Ferguson and notched an uneventful frame in the sixth. However, an error by Carlos Diaz in the seventh inning led to a two-run double by Erick Salcedo to give the keys a 2-0 advantage. The game went into the bottom of the frame and the tarp was called on the field after one pitch, suspending the game with the Keys up 2-0.

The game will start right back up in the bottom of the seventh inning with the first pitch of the resumed game scheduled for 5:05 p.m. After the completion of the resumed game, the regularly scheduled Friday night affair will take place with first pitch of that contest at 7:05 p.m. It will feature LHP Foster Griffin (2-7, 7.08) against the Keys Lucas Long (6-5, 4.34). Fans interested in attending the game can purchase tickets at the Frawley Stadium ticket office or call the Blue Rocks at 302-888-BLUE. Those wishing to listen to game can hear Matt Janus' call by tuning in to WGLS-GM 89.7 Rowan Radio or by going to the Rocks website at

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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