Dodgers-Nationals game suspended because of faulty bank of lights
A faulty bank of lights along the third-base line at Nationals Park forced suspension of the Los Angeles Dodgers-Washington Nationals game Friday night.
The game was suspended with no outs in the sixth inning after a third power outage affected the bank of lights along the third-base line at the park.
The game will resume at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, with the Washington Nationals leading with a score of 3-2. The two teams, which have a formerly scheduled game set for 4:05 p.m., obtained permission from the commissioner's office to get 26 players on their rosters as part of new doubleheader rules for baseball.
Don Mattingly, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said "They were having some talks about breakers and things and computer glitches. It was over my head. Hopefully, tomorrow, it's not a factor."
The first delay that struck near the end of the fourth inning lasted for 1 hour and 22 minutes. Los Angeles was leading 2-1 in the middle of the fifth inning when the second outage occurred and lasted for 40 minutes.
The game was suspended after a third power outage struck in the sixth inning. Commenting about the repeated incidents of power outage, Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann said he had never seen anything like that before.
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