Good morning, baseball fans. I know this is a Giants site but since there are no Giants games at the moment and not a lot of newsworthy things going on, we’re going to be keeping an eye on the rest of the post-season now and then.
I kind of checked out after Thursday’s loss, so it came as a delightful surprise to check the news Monday morning and see that the Los Angeles Dodgers were already down 0-2 to the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series.
Actually, I was a bit conflicted. Because I always want the Dodgers to lose, it’s in my DNA. It’s as fundamental to my existence as breathing. So I was glad to see the Braves were seemingly making quick work of it. But at the same time, I couldn’t help but be kind of annoyed that they couldn’t run out of steam before last Thursday. It was like their hatred of the Giants was the only thing keeping them going.
It seemed like that was going to be the case again last night, with the Braves taking a fairly sizeable lead in the fourth and fifth inning, after the Dodgers scored two in the first on a two-run home run from Corey Seager.
The Braves kept their lead into the bottom of the eighth, but lost it to a home run from Cody Bellinger and an RBI double from Mookie Betts.
The Braves still lead the series 2-1, but if we’ve learned anything from horror movies, it’s that you should never assume the villain is dead until you’ve confirmed it. And yeeted it to the moon for good measure. So I wouldn’t count out the Dodgers yet, unfortunately.
But also, we can totally blame Grant for this one. Or Melissa Lockard. Or both, both is good:
They are about to score five runs and never trail again in this series, and I will report this tweet to HR.— Grant Brisbee (@GrantBrisbee) October 20, 2021
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Simple hopes and dreams for the Giants fan watching the postseason (October 8th, 2015 - Grant Brisbee)
How many days until pitchers and catchers report?
Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in 120 days. Just four short months to go now. We can do it.