Saturday, July 18, 2015

Post-Game 91 Thread: Washington Filibuster Prevails


The Washington Nationals were losing 2-1 to the Dodgers thanks to a two-run HR by Adrian Gonzalez, who launched the ball into the right field stands with a rocket, scoring Justin Turner. Disappointed, the Nationals did what any two-bit desperate franchise would have done: they turned out a bank of lights along the third base line. A long delay of game later, with Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger clearly interrupted, the Nationals jumped out to a 3-2 lead.

Then the bank of lights went out again, causing a full suspension of the game for the evening. When the two teams resumed play this morning, Adrian Gonzalez hit another HR to tie the game at 3.

Unfortunately, with Pedro Baez pitching, PH Matt den Dekker hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the eighth to win the game for Washington. Would this have happened if the game had played uninterrupted on Friday evening, as planned? Would Bolsinger have lasted beyond four innings, alleviating our need to pitch Chin-Hui Tsao (2.0 IP, 2 ER), if we hadn't had that electrical chicanery? If Woody had gone to the police, would this have happened?

I'm pissed off. Let's hope we come back in the regularly-scheduled game this evening.