Walk-Off Glory!

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Walk-Off Glory!:

There is nothing less dramatic than one team dominating another. And that’s what happened this past May 11th, when the Dodgers kept the overmatched Miami Marlins at bay all game. I was at the game with my improv comedy team, KAREN, and the Dodgers led 2-0 for most of the game thanks to another spectacular Zach Greinke gem. About the only drama was a series of back-and-forth dramatic catches and put-outs with laser arms and superman athleticism from potential Rookie of the Year Joc Pederson and the game’s best player, Giancarlo Stanton. But in the top of the 9th inning, normally solid reliever, Yimi Garcia, gave up a go-ahead homer to the Marlins and now, for the first time all night, the Dodgers were down 3-2. But the Boys in Blue dug deep. With three outs left, they got a walk and a single off soon-to-be-demoted-to-the-minors Marlins reliever Steve Cishek before unsung Dodger hero Scott Van Slyke came to the plate. With the entire stadium on its feet, he drove a 1-0 pitch over the left field wall for a walk-off 3-run shot that sent us all into pandemonium. I’ve been going to games for over 30 years (including the playoffs) and this was, by far, the most dramatic and wonderful game I had ever witnessed.

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