In the final two innings of tonight’s game, the following occurred. Russ Mitchell hit a game-tying homer with two outs in the ninth off of White Sox closer Sergio Santos, who’d been nearly perfect all year. Juan Castro (!) knocked in the go-ahead run in the tenth, soon followed by run-scoring hits from James Loney and Jay Gibbons. Finally, Mike MacDougal finished for the save. That’d be one injury replacement minor leaguer, two veterans who don’t really belong here, and the worst first baseman in baseball, all contributing within the span of about twenty minutes.
Sure, superstar Matt Kemp crushed another homer and megastar Jamey Carroll had four hits. But you’re really going to tell me the rest wasn’t a sign from the heavens (or, uh, below)? Hope you enjoyed the last Dodger game ever to be played.