Well, let’s call this the rest of Game 91 as well as Game 92. The Dodgers are still at the Nats at 1:05PM PT, TV: SPNLA, FS1 and MASN. But Friday night’s game, suspended due to electrical power failure (not home run power failure, since it featured four-baggers from Adrian Gonzalez of the Dodgers and Yunel Escobar of the Nats), will be resumed at 11:05AM PT. It’s anybody’s guess who’ll be pitching for either team.
In the regularly scheduled game the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw makes his first start of the second half, hoping to improve on his 6-6 record and 2.85 ERA. His opponent will be Doug Fister, who’s 3-4 with a 4.08 ERA and a long layoff: he hasn’t pitched since July 6. He spent the latter part of May and the first half of June on the DL with a tight forearm.
Below the fold, some evidence that current players know how to use social media.
Well who was the last one to use Nationals Park last? Taylor Swift.. I blame her for the power outs tonight. We now have #BadBlood
— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) July 18, 2015
My bad everybody..I knew I shouldn't of used that blow dryer before the game! #shortage
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 18, 2015
@taylorswift13 your concert used up all the electricity in DC..thanks for helping start the 2nd half with a bang
— Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) July 18, 2015
Looking at the time stamps, I wonder if Scherzer saw Joc’s tweet and borrowed it, adding the reference to one of her hits to distinguish it from Joc’s.