Dodgers exhibition season ended a little earlier than expected on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. With the Dodgers leading 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth inning, after a sewage pipe burst right outside the Dodgers dugout sending water onto the field and into the expensive box seats. The spillage was so bad that they were not able to continue play. The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the fifth and the Dodgers credited with a win. There were some people that were claiming that it was a sewer pipe, but it didn’t look like sewer water and nobody reported any funny smells coming from the field. Shrugs Shoulders.
Hyun-jin Ryu started the final game of the Freeway Series and allowed three runs on nine hits (two earned) over 4.2 innings. He struck out three, walked none and made 86 pitches. Angel’s starter JC Ramirez lasted 3.2 innings giving up four earned on eight hits. The Dodgers had an early 3-0 lead after scoring one run in the first and two more in the bottom of the second.
Yasiel Puig belted a solo shot in the first inning. After singles from Yasmani Grandal and Logan Forsythe, Enrique Hernandez walked to load the bases. Chris Taylor’s line drive double scored two runs but Hernandez was thrown out at the plate on a very close play.
The Angels tied the score with two runs in the second and one in the third. Consecutive singles from Andrelton Simmons, Kole Calhoun, and Jefre Marte plated the first run. A Luis Valbuena ground force out scored the second run when Enrique’s return throw to first was wide. An Albert Pujols sacrifice fly tied the game in the third inning.
We went back in time in the bottom of the fourth when Matt Kemp launched a home run over the center field wall and onto the black hitters tarp in the right center field pavilions. Kemp has not homered as a Dodger since game 2 of the 2014 NLDS against the Cardinals. It didn’t officially count but it was like going through a time warp.
I’m down here in the bowels (pun intended) of the flood outside the #Dodgers dugout. It does not smell like sewage. Im pretty sure it’s tertiary water #Dodgers #Angels #FreewaySeries pic.twitter.com/odIxsJtw6I
— Michael J. Duarte (@michaeljduarte) March 28, 2018
Then the pipes broke. Chase Utley had just singled and with two runners on and two outs Austin Barnes was at the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. Suddenly water is seen flooding onto the field in front of the Dodger dugout. There hasn’t been a rainout at Dodger Stadium since 2000, but we’ve had a flood out. The game is called after the grounds crew was unable to get the field into playable shape. Technically the Dodgers were given the win. Hopefully they get this cleaned up before opening day. How bizzare. See you on opening day!
smell you later ST
— Stacie Wheeler (@StacieMWheeler) March 28, 2018