The very best thing about last night's win was, in the bottom of the 11th, hearing all of the Padres faithful in the stand with nary a peep from the Dodger faithless. If there's one thing I've learned from reading Game of Thrones and the sequels (spoiler alert) When you attempt to buy loyalty, don't be surprised if that loyalty isn't very strong. Or maybe all those Dodger fans leaving in the top of the 11th, as the Padres were scoring their 3 runs, were just trying to beat midnight Los Angeles traffic, which exists. Maybe they had work the next day. Do people in LA work? I can never be sure.
The other nice thing was that the game was being shown on ESPN. Sure, people on the east coast didn't stay up for it, but even if you only caught the very very beginning of the game, you saw Chris Denorfia crush a home run off of Clayton Kershaw (who was pretty good otherwise). People hoping to tune in for the Magic Johnson show, instead got treated to a display of a David vs Goliath. (we're david)
The Padres may not have much of a shot at .500 anymore, but there's still much satisfaction to be had when beating Los Angeles. In my mind, the perfect scenario would be for the Padres to beat the Dodgers again tonight, then sweep the Cardinals next week, giving the Dodgers a glimmer of hope at the Wild Card, and then come right back and beat up on the Dodgers in the final week of the season to eliminate them from the playoffs.
That would make me really happy I think.
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|San Diego Padres||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||3||6||11||0|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||3||10||1|