Dodgers fans did everything they could to let out ther frustration toward the Astros. Bad news for Dodgers fans: The Astros seemed to like it.
In their first game in front of fans at Dodger Stadium since it was revealed that they illegally stole signs during the 2017 championship season, the Astros shut down the Dodgers 3-0 Tuesday night.
The game had to be stopped several times in the first few innings as the sellout crowd of 52,692 – the largest crowd to see a Major League Baseball game this season – threw inflatable trash cans on the field multiple times and nearly every foul ball the Astros hit in the stands, got thrown back on the field.
Lance McCullers thrived in the atmosphere, calling it “probably the most fun I’ve had pitching in quite a long time,” as he threw 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.
“I enjoyed the reception on the way out to the (bullpen before the game),” McCullers said. “I felt comfortable and felt calm. They had a lot of people here, so there obviously was a lot of booing, but I liked it. I enjoyed it.”
At one point in the seventh inning, some sort of melee broke out in the right field stands and Ryne Stanek, who slammed the door on the Dodgers with a perfect ninth inning, said the Astros bullpen watched the whole thing unfold.
“People started throwing stuff at Astros fans…