The Dodgers were sailing along to an easy 6-0 victory today when a funny thing happened on the way to Josh Beckett‘s complete game shutout. Mike Morse led off the bottom of the eighth with a homer, and two batters later, Steve Lombardozzi cut the lead by two more. By the end of the inning, it was Morse again hurting the Dodgers, dribbling a seeing-eye single past Mark Ellis to knot the score at 6-6.
Fortunately, Matt Kemp wasn’t having any of it, as he led off the top of the ninth with a homer, thus creating the perfect middle finger win expectancy chart for today’s game.
Of course, none of that would have been possible without this odd call in the top of the fourth inning, where Kemp was ruled to have scored before Ryan Zimmerman tagged Adrian Gonzalez (“on his taint”, as observed by Seth Amity).
The blown call deciding the game was pretty sweet actually, because why not have a hilariously bad blown call decide such a terribleawesome game, right?