Another disappointment met the anxious ball-tossers yesterday. The game between the Red Sox and St. Louis clubs which was postponed on account of the rain on Saturday last until yesterday met the same fate again.
A fine, misty, drizzly rain that continued throughout the entire day rendered the desires of the boys impossible, and another postponement was inevitable. To-morrow, at the "Red's" park on Compoton avenue, the same nines will try their luck. We trust "Old Prob" will favor them with a higher temperature and a glimpse of the sun.
Below will be found the striking order of the nines for to-morrow's game:
A change will be noticed in the striking order of the professionals, Cuthbert leading off instead of Pearce. Hague changing places with Dehlman and Battin moving up one peg.
In the Reds it will be noticed that McSorley's place at third is supplied by Flint, the excellent catcher of the Elephants. We have not seen enough of McSorley's play to express an opinion as to whether the change is a good one or not. Flint is undoubtedly a good, plucky catcher, and will be of good service to the Reds if Dillon breaks down. The only other change is in the pitcher's department, Blong exchanging places with Morgan.
-St. Louis Republican, May 4, 1875
On the other hand, the writer was aware of Packy Dillon's hand injury and the Red's need for a good backup catcher.