SF Giants pitcher Tyler Beede was at Globe Life Field in Texas to watch the epic ending to Game 4 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays.
The SF Giants hurler was excited to see the Rays walk it off, especially since the walk-off hit came off of the bat of Rays outfielder Brett Phillips.
Fortunately, Beede captured the reaction on video and posted it to his Twitter account:
It does look like Beede and Phillips faced off against each other in the minors over the years, but they have never been teammates. With that being said, Beede is clearly a fan of Phillips.
In Saturday night’s game, both teams battled back-and-forth. The Dodgers had the 7-6 edge heading into the ninth inning and were on the heels of closing out the game.
Kenley Jansen was tasked with sealing the victory. The 33-year-old continues to put up solid numbers considering that he finished the season with a 3.33 ERA and converted 11 of his 13 save opportunities. However, he does not look like the pitcher he used to be when he earned three consecutive All-Star nods.
Jansen got two outs quickly but yielded a base hit to Kevin Kiermaier and a walk to the red-hot Randy Arozarena. Jansen got the matchup he wanted with Phillips, but the left-handed bat stroked a ball into center field. Kiermaier scored easily, but a series of errors by the Dodgers allowed Arozarena to score as well thereby completing the walk-off victory:
The Rays and Dodgers will face off in a pivotal Game 5 tonight with the series being tied at 2-2. It certainly has felt like the momentum has shifted in the Rays favor, and they will get a chance to quickly build off of that momentum.
For the Dodgers, left-handed hurler Clayton Kershaw will face off against Rays righty Tyler Glasnow. The two pitchers went head-to-head in Game 1 of the World Series with the Dodgers coming out on top.
In that game, Kershaw was fantastic as he completed six innings of one-run ball with eight strikeouts. On the other hand, Glasnow struggled badly to get through 4.1 innings while allowing six earned runs.
SF Giants fans are hoping Beede can make another appearance at tonight’s game to see if he has any more good fortune to bring.