12 Days of SF Giants - Games 1 - 6

Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants - Game Five
Division Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v San Francisco Giants - Game Five / Harry How/GettyImages
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Camilo Doval
Division Series - San Francisco Giants v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages

# Two- Game 3 - NLDS at LA - The series is tied at one game a piece and the Dodgers are tossing Mr Evil himself Max Scherzer. Max is coming off a Wild Card win where he gave a post game interview fueled by cold beer - it's a must watch if you have not seen it yet. Regardless - the SF Giants are facing the most dominant arm in the majors and he was all that and a bag of chips in Game 3. The weather SCREAMS "CANDLESTICK PARK" with a swirling wind in the air. Alex Wood was amazing for 5 innings keeping the Dodger bats silent and utilizing great defense behind him. In the 5th, Evan Longoria hits one to left center that just landed - 407 foot no doubter off Mad Max and the Giants hold a 1-0 lead heading to the 6th. Enter Tyler Rodgers - relatively easy 6th giving up a single to Justin Turner but retiring the side. In the 7th, Rodgers gets an out and gives up back to back singles before striking out Barnes - and up steps Mookie Betts. Mookie takes a ball high and away before absolutely barreling the 1-0 pitch. My heart sank - this would clearly tie the game if not put LA in the lead - but then Brandon Crawford climbs the invisible ladder and ROBS Betts of an extra base hit and ends the inning! An amazing defensive moment. Camilo Doval enters in the 8th needing six outs for a save and a huge game three win. The young righty casually strides to the mound in the 8th and retires T. Turner, Seager and J. Turner - just three of the nastiest hitters in the NL - nice and smooth. 9th inning - down goes Taylor, Three strikes for Pollack and up walks Gavin Lux - the Dodgers premier prospect and a man who does not lack confidence. He takes ball one and then turns on a Doval fastball and assumes he's hit the ball to Mars and back. Hand goes up as he's certain he's tied the game - but not today young fella - ball is caught on the warning track and the Giants win Game 3 by the score of 1-0. I'm not sure if I've watched a more intense baseball game. Every pitch from the 5th inning on seemed to have the weight of the world attached to it. Doval was electric - the defense was exceptional and the end could not have been better! What a game - what a win!