When you're a Giants fan, the first thing you want is for your team to win. The next-highest priority is having the Dodgers lose. When your team is eliminated from post-season play, the next-best thing is to eliminate the Dodgers from making the playoffs, too. Over the years, both teams have managed to ruin the other one's season that way. This year, it's all we Giants fans have left, as the Dodgers are scrambling to make the playoffs and the Giants have been mathematically eliminated.
Today was one of those classic defensive struggles. I listened to the last few innings while out on a walk around Quarry Lakes as the game went scoreless into extra innings. The Giants managed to win the game 1-0 in eleven innings
, and the Dodgers are only 2 1/2 games ahead of the Diamondbacks as we go into the last week of the season.
The Giants host the Dodgers next weekend to finish the season. I figured I'd attended my last game of the year already, but now I'm considering getting a ticket next Sunday on Fan Appreciation Day. Besides the chance at prizes, there's a chance that we could be in a position to keep LA out of the post season. We'll see how things develop. Current Mood: pleased