And players, tired of the light-related problems, took to social media to pin the blame on someone — namely Taylor Swift.
Pitcher Max Scherzer started it by blaming the Shake It Off singer, who performed at the stadium earlier this week. He even used a creative hashtag.
Well who was the last one to use Nationals Park last? Taylor Swift.. I blame her for the power outs tonight. We now have #BadBlood— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) July 18, 2015
And Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson even took a shot at the pop princess.
@taylorswift13 your concert used up all the electricity in DC..thanks for helping start the 2nd half with a bang— Joc Pederson (@yungjoc650) July 18, 2015
Everyone knew it wasn't Swift's fault and at least one player who could relate to the preening superstar took some of the blame. Bryce Harper tweeted this tongue-in-cheek excuse for the outage.
My bad everybody..I knew I shouldn't of used that blow dryer before the game! #shortage— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 18, 2015
I think Swift's squeaky clean image just took a little hit — all in fun, of course.
The game will be resumed on Saturday starting at 2:05pm ET.