After Justin Upton hit a no-doubt-about-it grand salami off Randy Wolf in the top of the second inning, it seemed over. After all, the Dodger bats had mostly disappeared last night and Dan Haren (who ended up with 7.0 IP, 1 ER and 7 K's) was cruising tonight.
Andre Ethier's solo home run in the bottom of the second inning was a welcome sign, but the deficit still loomed large....
Until the eighth. Kemp single. Ausmus pop-out. Loretta K. Beast Mode single. Furcal walk. Too bad there's two out. Oh well. But, O-Dog walk. One run! Yay! New pitcher. Then....
A bases-clearing double by Loney!
Tie game! Then a wild pitch advances Loney to third! Could it be? Then the Beard singles in the go-ahead run! Euphoria! Disbelief! Euphoria mixed with disbelief!
Yeah, it's only the fourth-place Diamondbacks, but you know what? This is how we separate good from lucky. And also credit Randy "Mr. No Decision" Wolf for four scoreless innings after a rough first two innings. Not an easy victory for the team tonight, but a well-earned one.
P.S.: Yes, I could have done a Star Wars-themed "they came from behind" post. But I have altered the post. Pray I don't alter it any further.
non-choking dog photos by Chris Carlson/AP