After play was stopped three times due to a lighting malfunction at Nationals Park, last night’s game between the Dodgers and Nationals was suspended in the top of the sixth inning and will resume this afternoon at 2:05 p.m. ET.
The outage consisted of a bank of lights along the third base line. The timing here is interesting, as this was the first game at Nationals Park since Taylor Swift performed two concerts at the stadium during the All-Star break. Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer took to Twitter to jokingly share his hunch about the cause of the outage:
Scherzer obviously just wants Swift to write a song about him on her next record. It’s worth a shot.
Meanwhile, Nationals slugger Bryce Harper has his own theory: