The San Francisco Giants had their season come to a close at the hands of the L.A. Dodgers in game 5 of the first round for the MLB. The final score was 2-1 with the Giants’ historic 107 win season ending when fans weren’t ready for it to end.
The scoring started in the top of the 6th with Corey Seager hitting a double and getting Mookie Betts to home making the score 1-0. The Giants then matched it with Darin Ruf homering one, tying the game. At the top of the 9th, Cody Bellinger hit a single bringing Justin Turner home to bring the Dodgers the lead 2-1.
Controversy struck at the bottom of the 9th. The Giants’ season was on the line and Wilmer Flores was up to bat. 2 strikes and Max Scherzer pitched. Scherzer pitched outside the zone and Flores checked his pitch. However the umpires said the pitch was in and the game between the 2 top teams in the MLB ended. Dodgers 2, Giants 1.
The Dodgers with their 106 win season will continue their chance to repeat as MLB champions. They will play the Atlanta Braves in the second round.
Meanwhile the Giants end the season in disappointment.
“Super tough. Obviously, you don’t want a game to end that way,” San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said. “There’s no need to be angry about that. I just think it’s a disappointing way to end. There are other reasons we didn’t win today’s baseball game, so that was just the last call of the game.”
Giants fans reportedly booed and threw beer cans onto the diamond after the controversial miscall. However Giants fans shouldn’t be too disappointed about the result.
“We poured everything we could into this series and it took everything we had to beat these guys,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.
Logan Webb who pitched for the Giants pitched 7 innings and only gave up 1 run on 4 hits. It was a sold out crowd of 42,275 at Oracle Park and in the end, it’s a game that renewed the Dodgers-Giants rivalry that many Giants fans, Dodgers fans, and baseball fans can appreciate. However, the thought of the Dodgers losing is one thing that is definitely still on Giants fans minds everywhere.
“Biggest Braves fan here for the next 2 weeks,” said local Giants fan Joseph Paredes.