The Los Angeles Dodgers lost Game 2 of the NLDS to the San Diego Padres, but fans were hoping for some luck to fall upon them after a random goose decided to make its presence known in the middle of the game.
Yes, a goose flew around at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night and interrupted this pivotal game between the NL West rivals. Dodgers fans, watching their team down 5-3 in the game with a runner on first base and two outs, hoped their flying friend would give them some luck.
Before it was disturbed by groundskeepers, the goose sat quietly in the outfield grass, and Dodgers shortstop Gavin Lux did reach base.
Play was later paused as the goose flew around the entirety of the field, while groundsmen tried to get it out of play after Lux found himself on first base. Unfortunately, the goose was content to fly to different parts of the stadium and just lay down for the best seat in the house.
Later, the goose flew to third base where groundskeepers wrapped it in a towel, put it in a trash can, and ran away, so that play could resume.
The crowd met the catch with a bunch of boos, but hey, they were just doing their jobs at the end of the day.
The goose didn’t bring the Dodgers what fans would have hoped for. Josh Hader would later replace Nick Martinez and get Austin Barnes, a pinch hitter, to fly out to center field to end the inning.
Then, Hader went through their most difficult part of the lineup, receiving Mookie Betts and Trea Turner out, and after giving up a double to Freddie Freeman, Will Smith came out to collect the 5-3 victory.
The Dodgers and Padres are now tied in the NLDS as the series moves on to San Diego, where Game 3 will take place at Petco Park at 8:37 pm ET on Friday night.