The explanations weren’t ample. Credit the umpires for answering some robust questions concerning the end of Thursday night time’s Game 5 of the National League Division Series, however in the long run, nothing modified within the public’s eye. It was a ridiculous name, and an inexcusable approach to finish a season.
If there was any approach to heighten the drama of this Giants-Dodgers traditional, it was the sight of Max Scherzer — a beginning pitcher on his approach to the Hall of Fame — popping out of the L.A. bullpen to complete off their 2-1 victory. Wilmer Flores, a standout for the Giants all season, was all the way down to his final strike with a runner on first base.