I’m sure the boys were quite alright with getting a night off, because it’s a long, tiring summer of baseball. The HarbourCats only have two more off days between now and the end of the season on August 10th. It sounds like tonight’s rainout was legitimate -- unlike the rainout the exhausted players manufactured in Bull Durham.
- The HarbourCats return home on Friday to face the powerful Corvallis Knights in the first of a three-game set at STD at RAP. The first 1,500 fans will receive a free set of HarbourCats baseball cards. Get there early because approximately 1,700 tickets had already been sold by early Wednesday evening.
- Hunter Mercado-Hood is leading the WCL with 35 RBI and he is on pace to knock in 51 this season. If he keeps up that pace then he’ll break the all-time single-season WCL record of 48 RBI set by Mitchell Gunsolus of the Wenatchee AppleSox in 2012.
- Steven Packard of the Klamath Falls Gems came into the three-game set last weekend at RAP with a 17-game hitting streak. He got at least one hit in all three games against the HarbourCats to lengthen that streak to 20 games. On Wednesday night, Packard broke the all-time WCL record when he extended the hit streak to 22 games (and counting). Congratulations, Steven!
- One of the many hilarious video clips shown on the RAP scoreboard is played immediately following a walk to a HarbourCats batter. The clip is from an interview with Liza Minelli in which she exclaims “Balls to you!!” Why on earth would she say that? For the answer, watch the clip below to find out the context of her seemingly nutty comment.