BlueClaws Visit to Philly Rained Out

One of the fringe benefits of having minor league teams so close to Philadelphia is that they can sneak into town on occasion to play on the bigger stage of Citizens Bank Park. The Lakewood BlueClaws are in Philadelphia for a big game on the big field. Unfortunately, bad weather forced the cancellation of Monday's game against DelMarVa.

The Lakewood BlueClaws game against the Delamarva Shorebirds tonight at Citizens Bank Park has been rained out. It would have been the first time that the BlueClaws had the opportunity to play at the home of the big club.

Scott Mitchinson was scheduled to start for Lakewood and will now start on Tuesday. The 21 year old from Australia was signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent in 2003. Mitchinson started this season in the bullpen. He has been in six games and has started three, posting a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 2.31.

The BlueClaws are in a tie for third place in the South Atlantic League with a record of 18-18. Delmarva is in second place with a record of 20-15.

Many players had family coming in to watch the game and are obviously disappointed. The many devoted fans of the team were also ready for a trip to CBP, thanks in part to ticket packages sold by the BlueClaws, that included a bus to Philly, dinner, a tour of the park and seats in the diamond club.

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