The series between the Indians and Twins in Puerto Rico was planned before Hurricane Maria hit the island last year, but in its wake, the entire purpose of it changed, with hurricane relief efforts taking center stage. The necessity for those efforts was underscored today by an island-wide power outage.
The game is still going to go on, as the stadium has backup generators, but this blackout — the first that has hit 100% of the island since the hurricane — will definitely impact the logistics of it all.
Here’s hoping the generators are full of gas.
Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. scaled the center field fence to rob Padres shortstop Luis Urías of a solo home run in the fourth inning of Sunday afternoon’s game. Urías was trying to take advantage of a 0-1 slider from Ryan Brasier. Had Bradley not made the grab, the Padres’ lead would have been extended to 4-1.
Unfortunately for the Red Sox, they weren’t able to take advantage of Bradley’s effort, dropping Sunday’s contest 3-1. They still won the series against the Padres, however. The Sox will continue their road trip for two games against the Rockies followed by three versus the Angels.