For the second night in a row, the Columbus Catfish have been rained out. Because of the rain all day in Savannah, the doubleheader against the Sand Gnats (Mets) has been postponed.
For now, the Catfish and Savannah are scheduled to play two games Sunday evening ... and two games Monday afternoon.
The reason I say "for now," is that the weather forecast calls for an 80% chance of rain at game time. Actually, it calls for rain all day, including tomorrow night.
What happens if one or more games is canceled, not just postponed?
Charleston will be hopping mad, that's what. Because a cancellation ... as opposed to a postponement ... would give the Catfish the 2nd half division championship.
You see, Charleston is vying for the final playoff spot in the South Atlantic League, along with the Catfish. In the North, West Virginia won the first half, and Hickory won the second half. In the South, Augusta won the first half, and the Catfish lead the race in the second half.
The other team still in the race is Charleston. And, with three games against Rome left on their schedule, the River Dogs are 39-28, a .582 winning percentage. If they win their three remaining games with Rome, they'd end up 42-28, which is a .600 percentage.
The Catfish, with an earlier game against Kannapolis canceled ... and not to be made up ... have 4 games against Savannah left on their schedule. They are 41-24 (.631) ... and if they lose all 4 games, they would end up 41-28 (.594).
However, if one game is canceled, the worst they could do is 41-27 (.603). And that's better than Charleston can do. Because .603 is a better winning percentage than .600 ... at least it is around here.
So, unless the Catfish lose 4 games, they win the second half. If they win just one game, they're in. If they don't play one of their remaining games, they're in. If Charleston loses a game, the Catfish are in.
Now, I'd rather see the Catfish win 4 games.
But I won't see them win any tonight.