No, not the bees! Not the bees!
Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati went full Wicker Man on Monday morning. The Giants and Reds were set to square off in the series finale but the scheduled 9:35 a.m. PT first pitch was delayed by an 18-minute bee delay.
Yes, you read that correctly. A bee delay.
Send everyone home forever pic.twitter.com/G9mtmKcgo6— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) May 6, 2019
As bees took over the park, Reds outfielder Derek Dietrich, who isn't in Monday's lineup but has four home runs in three games this series, came to the rescue.
We are currently in a bee delay at GABP. 🐝 pic.twitter.com/lOmvC2X7tz— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 6, 2019
The game finally started at 9:53 a.m. PT with a Joe Panik pop-out to Reds shortstop Jose Iglesias.
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The Giants are looking to win three of four games on the road against the Reds. It would be their second straight series win after beating the Dodgers in San Francisco.