I missed most of last night’s game because I was at a wedding, but from what I’ve seen it was a crazy affair. (The game, not the wedding.)
Still, when a game ends like this, and especially when it ends on a great play by someone who has received little praise around here because he’s contributed next to nothing all season, it’s something I can’t let go by. After Scott Elbert and especially Matt Guerrier did their best to choke away a six-run lead in the 8th, and Javy Guerra allowed five baserunners in the 9th, Charlie Blackmon came up as the tying run with the bases loaded and two outs. He sliced a ball to left. It looked for all the world that it would land and possibly skip to the wall, scoring at least two.
Ladies and gentlemen, for the second time this season, Tony Gwynn. (click to animate.)