Once again the Dodgers win in spite of Damn Mattingly's complete misunderstanding of when and how to use bunts.
In the 8th inning tonight, down 2-1, rookie sensation Yasiel Puig bashed a lead off double and stood triumphant on second base with both arms raised high, energizing his teammates in the Dodgers dugout and the entire Dodger Nation.
Mattingly tried to take all of the air out of the Dodgers rally by asking one of the Dodgers' hungriest and clutch home run batters to....bunt.
Juan Uribe is not a bunter, and he never will be. He fouled off his first two bunt attempts and quickly found himself in an 0 and 2 count. Third base coach Tim Wallach called Uribe over and whispered something in his ear. I like to think Wallach said, "Later for that bunt crap. Slam the shite out of it."
And that's exactly what Uribe did! BLAMMO!!!! A massive shot into the Dodgers bullpen and the Boys went up 4-2. Dodger Stadium (and my living room) went absolutely bonkers!!!!
Kenley Jasnsen came in to strike out the side in the 9th, and the Dodgers will now move on to the next round of the playoffs.
What a game, what a series, WHAT A TEAM!!!!
|See you all in the next round!|