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Dodgers rained out in series finale in Pittsburgh

Photo: A tarp covers the infield at PNC park during a rain delay between the Pirates and Dodgers on Thursday. Credit: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images It never rains in Southern California, but Pittsburgh would be another matter.

The forecast was poor, but they managed to start Thursday’s Dodgers-Pirates game anyway.

They got in two innings before the deluge hit. And continued to fall, until after 2 hours and 22 minutes of a heavy downpour, they finally gave up and called it a night.

The Dodgers were leading 1-0 at the time, right-hander Jon Garland actually driving in the game’s only run with a second-inning single.

That will all be wiped out, however, the teams starting from scratch if they can figure out date to make up the game.

Because the Dodgers are not scheduled to play in Pittsburgh again this season, that won’t be easy. They are looking at July 14, which would be the second off-day after the All-Star break.

The Dodgers open the second half on July 15 at Arizona.

At least the Dodgers can come home feeling like they won the series, 2-1. The Dodgers open a seven-game homestand Friday against the Diamondbacks.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: A tarp covers the infield at PNC park during a rain delay between the Pirates and Dodgers on Thursday. Credit: Jared Wickerham / Getty Images

 
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"At least the Dodgers can come home feeling like they won the series, 2-1."


- that sounds like a 'company man' speaking - more apropos, the dudgers can come home feeling fortunate knowing that they will fall no farther below .500 than they already are.


Their glass isn't even half full... it's a mirage.

Seriously doubt there will ever be a need to make this one up.

I didn't lose!

It's a shame. With the forecast being what it was, they should have started the game 60 minutes earlier and then they could have just squeezed 5 innings in. The Dodgers can use all the 1-0, 5-inning complete games they can get.

Another alternative is to say to hell with Pittsburgh, it was their rain that caused this, play the game in LA when the Pirates are here in September as part of a twinight or Sunday doubleheader, give them the proceeds as the home team, it'd be more than they'd draw in Pittsburgh, so if McCourt is still around at that point, Gaia Forbid, he wouldn't profit.

Bring back the doubleheader and the old 5-game series!

It is incumbent upon all true Dodger fans to stay away from Dodger Stadium unless and until their is a change in ownership. Those who presently attend games are aiding and abetting the systematic destruction of the franchise by the McCourts. This serious business. You must chose between becoming part of the solution or part of the problem. By boycotting the Dodgers, you will hasten the day when someone like Eli Broad will assume ownership and return us to the glory days.


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