30 April 2008

The Moment When I Knew the Dodgers Had No Shot of Catching the Snakes This Year

How cute, I thought, as I followed the game between the Snakes and the Astros on Gameday. Pitcher Micah Owings is coming in to pinch hit. Yeah, he's a good hitter, but it's the sixth inning --- surely they aren't out of bench players yet? The Astros were clinging to a 7-5 lead at the time, with two outs and a man on base. There were still many outs to go, but I had visions of the Snakes losing, and the Dodgers winning later, and the gap being narrowed to 4.5 games in the NL West.

And then Micah Owings hit a pinch hit home run to tie the game at 7-7.

The Dodgers aren't catching that team.

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