World Series Diaries: Rooting for the Dodgers as an SF Giants fan
*Yandy Diaz hits an RBI-triple*
So much for not allowing any hard contact. I still love Mookie Betts, but a better angle in right field could have easily held Diaz to second.
Arozarena is really good.
*Dodgers lead down to a run*
The Dodgers were squaring up Glasnow quite a bit, but I feel terrible about only getting three runs off of him. They easily could have put a five-spot up and forced Cash to go to his bullpen sooner. Kershaw’s pitch count is too high to foresee a complete game and he’s not as dominant as I was hoping. Three runs will not win this game.
*Kershaw walks Margot to leadoff the inning*
I’ve begun running my hand through my hair quite intensely.
*Margot steals second and advances to third when Taylor drops the ball*
For the first time in the series, I look off into space and contemplate why I’ve become invested in a game that doesn’t have my favorite team? Why did I invite more frustration into my life?
*Kershaw gets a Wendle popout and strikes out Adames*
I pump my fist for the first time and quietly grunt in celebration. No one else in the house knows the treason I am committing. I think I’m doing a decent job keeping a low profile.
*Margot tries to steal home*
HOLY CRAP WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?!?! If Margot scored on that play I have no idea how and that’s the greatest baserunning play of the replay era.
The replay shows it probably won’t get overturned. Man, this series has had a lot of bad/questionable baserunning. That would have been really cool though and I respect cool things. To be honest, Kershaw and Barnes also were flawless on that play. A lot could’ve gone wrong. Not a bad risk to take.
I remember everyone asking Farhan Zaidi to find the SF Giants a Muncy of their own. Mike Yastrzemski has been that and more. Yaz didn’t have the exceptional minor-league numbers that Muncy did, but they both have really great plate appearances.
*Muncy clobbers a home run to deep right field*
GO GET IT OUT OF THE BLEACHERS!!!
Dodgers lead 4-2 through half of the game.