The Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers met Wednesday for the third time in the last five days. Whereas the first series was played in Colorado at Coors Field and had a game rained out, the series opener this time around was played at Dodger Stadium.
However, the setting in Los Angeles wasn’t what the Dodgers and Southern California natives are accustomed to as rain fell throughout the city in the hours leading up to first pitch. Expecting the inclement weather to move in, the Dodger Stadium grounds crew rolled the tarp out after Tuesday’s game.
The rain eventually subsided and didn’t delay the 7:10 p.m. PT start time, though there were showers off and on throughout the game and it entered a rain delay in the top of the sixth inning with the Dodgers leading, 4-1.
However, well prior to that, Scott Van Slyke lent a hand to Justin Turner in the dugout so the Dodgers utility man could construct an umbrella to provide a little extra cover. The makeshift umbrella was reminiscent of the one Van Slyke put together for himself when the Dodgers and San Diego Padres played under some rain at Petco Park.