PORT CHARLOTTE — While the Charlotte Stone Crabs were paying tribute to Sgt. Michael Wilson on the field, Reinaldo Lopez was in the dugout waiting his turn. The right-hander had finished warming up in the bullpen nearly 25 minutes earlier, giving him a long delay before his start.
When the ceremonies ended, home plate umpire Nate Tomlinson came to Lopez on the mound and told the right-hander to throw “whatever you need to get ready.”
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