Monday, August 03, 2015

Post-Game 105 Thread: Just Another Ethier Walk-Off


Andre Ethier has been known for his walkoff hits. But it has seemed like a while since he's had some walkoff heroics (though I have no idea; I'm sure there is some way to do this search on baseball reference, but I'm not smart enough to know how to do this).

Sunday afternoon, Ethier was the man. Sure, Mat Latos' debut wasn't too shoddy: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB and 1 K; Howie Kendrick had another HR (second this series against his former team), and Juan Nicasio had a rare hold. And Jim Johnson's debut with the Dodgers was not so good: an eighth-inning solo HR by Kole Calhoun that tied the game at two.

But it was Ethier who put the Dodgers up 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth, a lead the Dodgers could not hold--but no matter, as Ethier got another HR in the tenth, with Adrian Gonzalez aboard, to win the game 5-3 and complete the sweep against the Angels. With the Giants' loss, the Dodgers now have a 2.5 game lead in the West, and a rare day off while the Giants go to toothless Atlanta (47-58) for a three game series.


Fred's Brim said...

Nice work on the pic, Saxy!

karen said...

Love this pic!!!! Sweeps are always great but sweeping the Anaheim team is epic!!!

Greg said...

Do an image search of "rally monkey swept."