Dodgers: Awesome cat runs onto Coors Field and delays game before LA’s first win
Was this Tony Gonsolin’s doing?
How else would a cat get onto the field in Colorado?!
During the Los Angeles Dodgers-Colorado Rockies game on Friday night, which was Trevor Bauer’s debut, LA took a five-run lead into the bottom of the eighth, but that was after the Rox cut the 10-run deficit in half the prior inning.
So it wasn’t entirely out of the question for Dodgers fans to fear the power of the rally cat.
This little guy seemingly flew out of nowhere onto Coors Field and delayed the game, but its powers weren’t enough to help Colorado mount a comeback.
Given Gonsolin’s connections with cats, this one definitely offered up its good fortune to the bullpen.
The Dodgers had to duck a cat at Coors Field on Friday night.
David Price and Victor Gonzalez gave up just one hit but faced the minimum over the final five outs after this. It really is a shame manager Dave Roberts didn’t call on Gonsolin for the ninth, though. That would’ve make for some funky (but incredibly weird) storylines on Saturday.
Even the announcers made a joke about the cat “heading out to the bullpen to find Tony.” Then the little guy got winded and plopped on the outfield grass before attempting to build up a second wind and escape the grounds crew.
All we can say? Thank goodness it wasn’t a black cat. The Dodgers can’t be having any superstitions holding back their goal to repeat as World Series champions. So it was nice to see this one ended as it should have with an 11-6 LA victory, the team’s first of the year.
Perhaps something else weird was bound to happen in this one after Bauer tossed a spotless six no-hit frames and then got tagged for four earned runs on three hits and a walk in 1/3 of an inning before being removed from the game. What looked like a potential historic debut became a run of the mill not-so-great outing after Bauer couldn’t even secure the quality start.
Maybe the cat was hiding near the dugouts and channeling as much negative energy toward Bauer as possible so the Rockies wouldn’t get no-hit? Nah, Tony wouldn’t let that happen, right? Someone get the cat man on the horn.