The Los Angeles Dodgers can’t seem to close out games against the San Francisco Giants this year. Why? We have no idea.
San Fran has registered three straight comeback wins against LA. In those three games, the Dodgers were either tied with or leading the Giants in the eighth inning or later. They lost all three. How?!
The latest loss was a true back-breaker too. With no outs and runners on first and second, Giants slugger Darin Ruf hit a weak grounder on a check swing to second base.
Max Muncy fielded it, but Mike Yastrzemski stopped running from first to second, so Muncy had to go to first to get the force instead of getting in a rundown.
Cody Bellinger caught the ball at first base, looked over toward second to see if he could get Yastrzemski, but then saw Buster Posey rounding third.
So while his head was in the right place to make the smart play and get the lead runner, his arm wasn’t exactly in sync with his brain.
Cody Bellinger’s error killed the Dodgers, but this broadcast edit is funny.
Belli airmailed the ball into left field, Posey scored, the Giants took a 2-1 lead, and held on to win it. Brutal. An accurate throw likely changes the scenario to a 1-1 game with two outs and a runner on second.
But is hope really lost? The Dodgers, for all the egregious losses they’ve suffered this year, especially against division opponents, are still only three games back of the Giants. There are more than two months of the season left. LA will come back after getting stronger at the trade deadline.
So in the meantime, courtesy of “Talkin’ Baseball,” we can laugh at this edit of the Giants broadcast calling the Bellinger error.
“And Bellinger’s so high!!!” Come on. That’s good.
That’s obviously not what the actual broadcast said (it was “And Bellinger throws it so high!”), but any marijuana reference that’s creative and differs from the meme that constantly circulates social media is cool by us. If we’re going to joke about it, at least change it up, right?
And if anything’s going to explain that egregious throw … it’s not out of line to say illicit substances were involved. Joking! Bellinger already told us he doesn’t get high during games.