We’re down the last possible matchup between the Dodgers and the Giants in 2021. Between the regular season and postseason, these two bitter rivals have battled head to head 23 times now this year, plus another handful of times in spring training. And, finally… almost mercifully and completely unfairly for one club, it all comes down to this.
The best part of it, these teams — these bitter rivals and two best teams in baseball in 2021 — will have the spotlight all to themselves.
“This is what baseball wants,” said Dave Roberts after Tuesday night’s win. “We’re gonna be the only show in town. So if you have a pulse or are a sports fan, you better be watching Dodgers/Giants. It’s going to be a great one.”
Every other postseason series has officially wrapped up on Tuesday. The Braves upended the Brewers 3 games to 1, and the Astros trounced the White Sox 10-1 to take the series 3-1. On Monday, former Dodger Kiké Hernandez sent the Red Sox to the ALCS with a walk-off sac fly over the defending AL champs, the Tampa Bay Rays.
There’s more than a century of history between the Dodgers and Giants. And through all that, last Friday was the first time the two clubs had ever matched up in the postseason. Now, after 130 years and 109 wins each in 2021, the ultimate bragging rights are on the table and on the field at Oracle Park on Thursday night.
Julio Urias gets the ball for Los Angeles while the Giants go with Logan Webb in the decisive game 5.
Must. See. TV.