"I smelled it," said outfielder Andrew Toles, who was on second base at the time, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It was nasty. I'm not going to tell you what it really was, that's kind of messed up. But, yeah, it was nasty, man. It was a tragic thing."
Once the grounds crew was on the scene, they attempted to sweep the liquid away and also attempted to prevent it from spreading further by applying a special drying agent typically used during rain delays. However, rain doesn't smell like sewage, so even getting the foul flood to dry up wasn't going to get rid of the stench. Then, after a 32-minute delay, the decision was made to halt the game altogether.
It's unclear just how much further damage the water-main break caused. The clubhouse was likely unaffected, but some players said the liquid made its way into the coaches' room and the video room, per the Times report.