The Padres and Dodgers just entered their fourth rain delay of the night at 1:15 a.m. local time for a game that was originally pegged to begin at 7:05 p.m.
The umpires kept trying to play the game to an end despite a persistent rain shower that somehow owned Orange and San Diego counties but missed L.A. With both teams struggling to score with runners in scoring position, the game was hopelessly tied, pitchers were wearing thin and umpires were cussing left and right.
The Padres and Dodgers see each other eighteen times a year. Not quite sure why the umps felt this game had to be finished today. They could have closed up shop at 10 p.m. Then, it could have easily been picked it up Saturday afternoon after the FOX exclusive television window under beautiful San Diego skies.
Strange thinking on the part of the umps and not enough fighting them from the managers.