Game Date: 6/16/14
GIANTS: Brendon Lewis 76
DODGERS: Brendan Murphy 86, Cameron Poklop 22
Quentin McLeod, Dodgers -1
Brendon Lewis, 1-3, 1 run
Gabe Taylor, 1-2
Oliver Muz, 1-2, 1 run
Leo Barron, 2-2, 1 run, 1 rbi
Eoin Rogers, 1-3, 1 rbi, 1 run, 2 doubles
Mikie MacKool-Wiener, 2-3, 1 rbi, 2 doubles
Brendan Murphy, 2-3, 1 run
Omar Silas, 2-3, 2 runs, 1 rbi
Caleb Harvey, 1-2, 2 rbi's
Cameron Poklop, 3-3, 1 run, 1 rbi, 1 double
Quentin McLeod, 1-3, HR, 1rbi, 1 run
Bryce Lewis, 1-1
In a game that could have gone either way, the Dodgers barely edged the Giants 5 to 4.
With the season ending, the Giants and Dodgers were surging, and met to make their respective claims on the North Division's top spot.
The Dodgers put up three runs in the first and grabbed a quick lead and possibly the momentum.
In the top of the 2nd, the Giants seemed ready to strike back with Eoin Rogers on base, as Jemi Pearson lifted a long fly ball to left field headed for extra bases. As the ball came slicing down, rookie Jules Hansell stretched out and snagged it safely in his glove just before it hit the grass.
And in a league where siblings are spread across teams, Dodger rookie Bryce Lewis stepped into the batter's box in the 2nd inning to face one of the best pitchers in the League, his brother of the Giants, Brendon; and he somehow managed a base hit. And though it couldn't be verified, the older Lewis brother looked both proud and annoyed.
By the top of the fourth inning, the Dodgers had a semi-comfortable lead of 3-0, when Giants scored a run to close the gap a bit.
After putting another run on the scoreboard in the 4th, the Dodgers led 4 to 1, and some breathed easier, but only for a second.
In the fifth, the Giants came back all at once with 3 runs to tie the score at 4 a piece, and the tension set in as the momentum seemed to be shifting.
In the Dodgers' half of the fifth, however; Quentin Mcleod stood in and clocked a home run over the left field fence and suddenly the Dodgers led again.
In the last inning, with the bases loaded, two outs, and the game about to get away from them, the Dodgers held on by their fingernails and escaped the sixth, winning the game by one run.
Well played by both teams; but it was the Giants who showed great resolve & grit throughout; and never more so than at the end.
A close finish to a close race - and still one more game to go, at least; before anyone knows who will go the Mayor's Cup, representing the Major League - this weekend.
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