For the second time this season, Dodger Stadium experienced a power outage in the bottom of the 12th inning. The Dodgers had Matt Kemp on 2nd, one out and Justin Turner up to bat then poof, out goes the lights.
With the Arizona Diamond backs losing the Mariners, Clayton Kershaw going 8 innings to avoid using the bullpen and Kenley Jansen allowing another homerun in the top of the 9th, the blackout completed what turned out to be quite an amazing night of baseball for fans at Chavez Ravine.
Dave Lanzarin was able to capture the moment on twitter:
— Dave (@davelanzarin_) August 26, 2018
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) August 26, 2018
There was some poor dude in the bathroom at Dodger Stadium when the lights went out.
— DodgersMemeTeam (@DodgersMemeTeam) August 26, 2018
— Ashley Baratheon ? (@AshaBee09) August 26, 2018
The Los Angeles Department of water released a statement that the delay was mainly due to the stadium equipment to reset, as they have a backup source any time power is disrupted at the stadium.
Dodgers broadcaster, Joe Davis, took the time to do a quick live video for everyone was blacked out on television via Spectrum or the MLB App.
Circuit outage on line supplying power to @Dodger Stadium caused brief interruption in power flow. Power was restored within seconds. Stadium equipment takes time for facilities personnel to reset. @THEREAL_DV @alannarizzo @Joe_Davis
— LADWP (@LADWP) August 26, 2018
— Joe Davis (@Joe_Davis) August 26, 2018
It would be fair to note that local radio host and Dodgers beat writer, David Vasseigh has made quite a name for himself amongst Chicago Cubs fans when the lights at Wrigley Field suffered from the same issues earlier this season.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) June 19, 2018
Welcome to Dodger Stadium #Cubs fans…The lights work here.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) June 27, 2018
The Dodgers have had two power outages since his tweets and we might as well include the fun sewage spill before opening day to this year’s infrastructure embarrassments.
The good news is that on the first pitch after the lights came back on, Justin Turner, dropped the ball into shallow right field, just fair and Matt Kemp ran in for the game-winning run and the Dodgers were able to get a game on the Diamondbacks in the standings.
The power went out at Dodger Stadium and when it came on, the Dodgers needed only one pitch to win the game.
Is this the "SPARK" we needed from good ol Blue Heaven? pic.twitter.com/LFdN1PAj3q
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 26, 2018
Is this the spark the Dodgers needed?
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 26, 2018