The Dodgers and Giants decided ahead of Wednesday’s game that the two teams would not play. The move came as professional teams around the country sat out games in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police officers.
The move was fully supported by members of the team, with some of the leaders addressing media after the announcement. It did, however, make it a little bit complicated just in terms of the logistics of the season. The Dodgers will not see the Giants for the rest of the season after they leave today. Because of that, the two teams are set to play a doubleheader.
Tonight’s originally scheduled game will be made up as part of a traditional doubleheader tomorrow beginning at 1:05 p.m. PT. Both games will be seven-inning regulation games.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 27, 2020
Under new rules set for by Major League Baseball, the two teams will play a pair if 7 inning games. The league set that new rule this season in an effort to shorten up the inevitable wave of doubleheaders that comes with an already complicated season. The Dodgers and Giants will play at 1:05 PM, the next game’s start time will likely be determined depending on game one.
The Dodgers are set to send out Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw tomorrow during the games. However, it is unclear on who will get what start. Kershaw was the scheduled pitcher for Wednesday’s game before the protest.