Thursday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg went into a delay due to a power outage.
The game was in the bottom of the fourth inning and Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs was facing Travis d’Arnaud with one out, nobody on, and an 0-2 count. The TV feed on Fox Sports West abruptly cut off as the game went into a delay. Here’s what it looked like in the stadium as cell phones lit up the Trop:
Never before have I seen anything quite like this. Complete power outage here at Tropicana Field. Still delay. Dugout still without power to see video. pic.twitter.com/bqkvaV5kXd
— Patrick O'Neal (@Patrick_ONeal) June 14, 2019
A Journey concert just broke out here pic.twitter.com/xUIXSWcA2j
— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) June 14, 2019
Lights turned on in the stadium about 20-30 minutes later and the managers met to discuss how things would proceed. The game picked back up about 30-35 minutes after the delay, right where it left off. Skaggs returned to pitch for the Angels despite the delay and retired d’Arnaud and Willy Adames to end the inning.
The outage was due to a storm in the area, and power was affected throughout the St. Petersburg area. This is not unusual as even the national championship game in college basketball this year was affected by an outage.