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Monday, October 1, 2012

Dodgers Win 6th Straight, This One in Walk-off Fashion

It was do or die.  The season was on the line.  The Dodgers can at best tie for the final playoff spot.  Things really aren’t looking that good, but they’re still playing with a lot of heart.  The Blue Crew matched their season high with a six game winning streak, something they haven’t done since May, to stay alive for another day.

Elian Herrera celebrates his game winning single in tonight's 3-2 Dodger win (photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty images)

With two games remaining in the regular season schedule, the Dodgers are alive by the skin of their teeth.  They need St. Louis to lose their remaining two games, and they need to complete a sweep of the Giants.  Sure, it’s a long shot, but don’t tell that to this gritty bunch.  They just keep winning with contributions coming from all corners.

It was Andre Ethier tonight that hit a two-run blast to center field off of Giant ace Matt Cain.  

It was Aaron Harang that went out there and gave six strong innings, departing the game with a 2-1 lead.  

It was Luis Cruz, again banging out a clutch hit in the ninth to set up the late game heroics.

It was A.J. Ellis gunning out a speedy Giant pinch runner in the ninth.

It was Elian Herrera, so new to this that he doesn’t know that there is supposed to be pressure, lining a game winning walk-off single to seal the 3-2 Dodger win.

Andre Ethier blasts his 20th homer this season, this one off of Matt Cain giving the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. (photo by Mark J. Terrell/AP)

Every night there seems to be different players that contribute to Dodger wins, and here we are, going to the second to last game of the season still playing meaningful contests.

Being forced to watch the Giants broadcast due to the geography of where I live and the MLB restrictions,  I found that the San Francisco pre-game and post-game shows tended to dwell on the Giants eliminating the Dodgers.  The tweets that they posted on the broadcast from their fans were predictable, mentioning the Dodgers lack of heart, lack of chemistry and high payroll.  In the end though,  those comments are far from the truth.  The Blue Crew shut up the critics and gave fans another day of pennant race baseball.

That’s all we can ask for now.  The Dodgers are currently the hottest team in the National League and if they do somehow make the post season, will be a force to be reckoned with.  It’s killing me that they probably are going to come up an inch short.

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