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What Happened to Wednesday’s Dodgers Game vs. Guardians?

Poor planning and a nasty thunderstorm will cost the Dodgers a Clayton Kershaw start. After a nearly 90 minute weather delay, MLB moved ahead with postponing Wednesday night’s game in Cleveland. It will now be continued as part of a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch coming at 9:10 AM PT.

The game was surprisingly stopped after the completion of the second inning as grounds crew at Progressive Field rushed out to get the tarp on the infield dirt despite the area and field being completely dry. It took several minutes before anyone knew what was going on. High winds and hail are expected to slam the area until late into the night.

The Dodgers hold a 3-1 lead heading into the third inning of the contest. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that the club will treat game one as a bullpen game and rookie starter Ryan Pepiot will remain on track to start game 2 of the afternoon.

Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

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One Comment

  1. I live 45 miles south of the stadium. NE Ohio has experienced a long day of storms today. We’ve had a great deal of lightning, which probably had as much as anything to do with the postponement. I lived in SoCal for more than half a century and I’m a life-long Dodgers fan. But if they cover the field in this part of the world, there’s a good reason for it.

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