Game 4: versus Seattle

The snow was coming down in buckets friday night at Jacobs Field and would eventually postpone the game. Starter Paul Byrd was probably more unhappy about it than anyone else considering he took a no hitter into the 5th inning. Byrd started to get into trouble and just could not find the strike zone. He walked the first 3 batters he faced and somehow got the mariners down to 3 outs. Jose Lopez was at the plate and with only one more strike needed for the contest to qualify as a complete game Lopez asked for time and complained about not being able to see.

Arguments insued between the umpires, Mike Hargrove, Eric Wedge as the weather worsened by the second. I dont think Lopez would have stopped the game if those runners werent on base. Seattle hadnt really been able to do much all game long so I'm pretty sure Lopez would have just conceded his opportunity but it was Byrds fault in the first place. A double header was scheduled for today (saturday) but both games were canceled due to more snow. Make up dates are set for sunday and monday.