Los Angeles – The first playoff match of the modern era between the Giants and the Dodgers was to land on all the winning games.
The Giants, who have won 107, beat the National League West by a big margin over the Dodgers, who have won 106, as they have won the season series between 10 and 9 clubs, so their NLDS showdown will surely come down. ۔ A game.
“That’s what baseball wants,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday. “I think, as I understand it, all the series are over and so we’re going to be the only show in town. So if you have the pulse or you’re a sports fan, keep watching the Dodgers giants.”
Thursday’s match at Oracle Park will be considered the biggest in the history of hostilities, but depending on your point of view, it is not necessary.
In 1951 and 1962, the Giants and Dodgers met at the end of the regular season in the best tiebreaker series to find out which club would represent the National League in the World Series. The series was officially recorded as a season game, but it came with the same kind of pressure and intensity that San Francisco and Los Angeles brought to this year’s post-season matchup.
And if history repeats itself, giant fans will leave Oracle Park on Thursday evening with a lifelong memory.
In 1951, the New York Giants took a 1-0 lead with a 3-1 victory over Ralph Branca and the Brooklyn Dodgers in a tiebreaker, before Jackie Robinson’s club won 10-0 in Game 2. ۔
The winning sub game was played at 3 polo grounds and the way it ended 70 years later in a baseball story. Giants entering the bottom of the ninth inning are trailing 4-1, with White Lockman hitting the RBI double from Dodgers starter Don Newcombi before Brooklyn working against relief Ralph Branca against third baseman Bobby Thompson. Demanded termination.
The rest is known as “Shot Hard, Round the World”.
Thomson’s three-run walk of home run sent the polo grounds into a frenzy as his blast drove the Giants to the 1951 World Series, which ended in a defeat to the New York Yankees. Homer is the most famous in the history of the big leagues, but this is not the only famous return of the ninth innings in all the games won by the hosts.
After the clubs moved to California in 1958, a pair of 101 winning teams met at the end of the regular season in an excellent three tiebreaker that looked incredibly similar. The Giants won Game 1 again, but this time they were a reliable blow-winning team while the Dodgers cut Game 2 into a nail.
The Dodgers entered the 9th innings of Game 3 with a 4-2 lead in Los Angeles, but reliever Ed Roebuck lost the RBI singles to Willie May before Orlando Sepada beat the Dodgers’ next reliever, Stan Williams. Hit the sacrificial fly of the game tie against. .
With the game tied at 4-4, Catcher Ed Bailey was deliberately running to load the bases before Jim Devin Port pulled a base-filled walk that gave San Francisco the lead. A mistake led to another run and Billy Pierce, who got rid of the Giants, finally closed in the ninth inning with a dramatic 6-4 victory 1-2-2.
It’s been almost 60 years since the Giants and Dodgers were compared to Stakes, but the time has come and the stage is set for Oracle Park on Thursday evening.
If the Dodgers enter the game with a lead in the bottom of the ninth inning, close Kenley Johnson, it does not necessarily mean that the giants’ dream season will end. As the franchise has proven against Johnson twice in the past and twice this season, a return in the ninth inning is entirely possible.
Given how the 2021 season unfolded, who’s to say it can’t happen again?