It took three rain delays and several more tarp maneuverings, but Friday's game between the Dodgers and Giants was officially canceled, in the second inning. The Dodgers led 4-0 when the game was called, but in a spring full of exhibition games, these stats don't even count for that. The game started at 1:35 p.m. MT, exactly 30 minutes late, then had another delay in the bottom of the first inning for 26 minutes. The two delays were enough to convince manager Don Mattingly to remove starting pitcher Ted Lilly after he faced just three batters. Hunter Pence doubled off Lilly with two outs before the second delay, but when the game resumed neither player remained in the game. With pinch runner Roger Kieschnick on second base, new pitcher Javy Guerra hit Buster Posey with his first pitch then walked Brandon Belt to load the bases for team chemistry with two outs. But Guerra struck out Francisco Peguero to end the inning.
Dodgers, Giants game called by rain
True Blue L.A. | Mar 8