Rain Delay leads to another Dodger loss; 16th Defeat in 17 games

Dodgers can’t catch a break, SF Giants hold lead to defeat archrival.

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The Dodgers’ losing streak continues. Monday evening rain delay took the team into a Tuesday morning loss. The game against the SF Giants was delayed twice by weather for more than 3 1/2 hours. The Giants’ 8-6 win at AT&T Park sent the Dodgers into a further losing streak of 16 loses in the last 17 games played.

“I wouldn’t say it’s demoralizing, but it’s disappointing,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “Our guys played hard, I thought we were going to win that game and we were in position to, but we couldn’t hold the lead.”

The games took a turn with a delay from lighting at the start for 42 minutes and again suspended for another two hours and 52 minutes after one batter. Dodgers pushed for a postponement and wanted a doubleheader to be played Wednesday. Umpires and MLB officials reviewed a hopeful weather report and waited patiently for the storm to pass.

“Typically with continued rain, the league makes a decision earlier,” said Roberts. “We were mistaken with the weather and the forecast. To start and delay and have intermittent rain, this is very uncharacteristic. For us, [a doubleheader] was our choice, but it was out of our hands. That was more the league. We had our preference, but it was out of our hands.”