In one of the most bizarre games and nights in recent memory, the Dodgers and Padres game was suspended...at 1:40 a.m., after four rain delays totaling well over three hours. The time of the game nearly reached the total amount of rain delay time. The game is tied at 2-2 in the top of the ninth.
The game will resume Saturday night at 5:35 p.m., which was the time that the Saturday game was scheduled to begin. The Saturday game will begin roughly a half hour after this game concludes, not unlike a doubleheader.
Ted Lilly may have only pitched 4 1/3 innings, an even shorter outing than his first start, but those innings were very much needed tonight by the Dodgers. After rain delayed the start of the game for about 30 minutes, both Lilly and Clayton Richard pitched a scoreless first inning, but the game was delayed again, this time for roughly an hour and a half. When the game resumed, the Padres went to the bullpen and Cory Luebke. The Dodgers stayed with Lilly, who pitched another 3 1/3 innings allowing two runs on the night. On the first night of a 20-day stretch with no days off, any type of bullpen preservation is a godsend.
Matt Kemp is 3-for-3 with a walk, and drove in the tying run in the top of the sixth inning.
Kenley Jansen had a nice outing, with two strikeouts in his one scoreless inning.
Here's where we are at in the game: It's 2-2 in the top of the ninth inning. Kemp is on first base with nobody out. Here are the current lineups and remaining players available. Hitters due up in bold.
|IF||Carroll (R)||IF||Gonzalez (R)|
|IF||Miles (S)||C||Johnson (R)|
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