Marlins-Padres delayed after swarm of bees attacked home plate at Petco Park

Ryan Young
·Writer
A swarm of bees sent the Padres game against the Marlins into a delay on Sunday afternoon.
A swarm of bees sent the Padres game against the Marlins into a delay on Sunday afternoon. (Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Things came to a screeching halt in the third inning at Petco Park on Sunday afternoon — though not due to anything baseball-related.

The San Diego Padres’ game against the Miami Marlins was delayed in the bottom of the third inning after a swarm of bees attacked home plate and the Padres’ dugout.

Yes, you read that right. Just look at how many bees were visible on the Fox Sports microphone near the field.

According to the Marlins, it was the first bee delay in San Diego since July 7, 2009.

Players moved back to their dugouts and fans behind home plate scattered while officials called a pest control company.

Padres catcher Austin Hedges took extra precautions during the bee delay, throwing on a Deadpool mask and grabbing a pair of bats to fend off any bees that came his way.

Finally, the bees were removed and play resumed.

The Marlins eventually won the game, 9-3, having picked up a pair of runs off a Jorge Alfaro home run in the second inning and another on a solo shot from Garrett Cooper in the third.

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