May 12, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT
Gio Gonzalez got hit hard yesterday for the first time this season, as the Rangers knocked him out of the game with a seven-run third inning, but then it started raining in Texas and the game was called.
In addition to the Rangers having a nearly guaranteed win taken off the books, all individual stats are wiped away when that happens. Gonzalez keeps his shiny 2.68 ERA instead of seeing it balloon up to 3.86 and Mitch Moreland‘s first career grand slam technically never happened.
“One apology I want to make is to Mitch,” Gonzalez jokingly told Joe Stiglich of the San Jose Mercury News. “Sorry buddy, I’ll definitely send you over a check.”
Assuming he actually did get out the checkbook, what’s the going rate for a grand slam vanishing, anyway?
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