The Portland Sea Dogs’ game against the New Britain Rock Cats was suspended Tuesday night in the bottom of the second inning at Hadlock Field.
That game will be resumed at 5 p.m. Wednesday followed by the regularly scheduled game, which has been reduced to seven innings.
The Sea Dogs made it 5-5 on a Derrick Gibson sacrifice fly when the rain became too much.
Two hours later, with the tarp rolled up, the umps ruled a suspension because of wet grounds.
Sea Dogs left-hander Mickey Pena got the leadoff batter to ground out, but the next seven Rock Cats reached, including a two-run homer by a former Sea Dog, Reynaldo Rodriguez.
New Britain took a 5-0 lead on five hits and two walks. Reliever Mickey Ott entered with runners on second and third, and pitched out of the jam.
The Sea Dogs got a run in the first on a single by Peter Hissey and RBI single by Stefan Welch.
In the second, Portland loaded the bases on singles by Sean Coyle, Mike Brenly and Heiker Meneses. Bo Greenwell, just promoted from Class A Salem, doubled in two runs. Meneses scored on a wild pitch and Gibson’s fly scored Greenwell.
NOTES: The Sea Dogs anticipated their 8-millionth fan, but the raw weather kept the crowd down.
Kevin Thomas can be reached at 791-6411 or at:[email protected]