So last night some of us watched what baseball is about. It was the kind of regular season game you see now and then. It had the intensity of a playoff game. It was perhaps between the two finest teams in all of baseball, the Padres and the Dodgers.
As he had done in the divisional playoff against the Dodgers, Ryan Weathers, 21-year-old son of long time Major League pitcher, Carl Weathers, looked like a veteran and pitched like a veteran. He gave up no runs in the several innings that he pitched. We then had a parade of relievers but they were facing two of the best offenses in baseball. As a result when the dust had settled after two Padre comebacks in the 8th and 9th, it was 6 to 6 going into extra innings.
In the top of the 12th inning, all star shortstop, Corey Seager, for the Dodgers, on his very first pitch, drilled a two run homer over the center field fence. That was the difference maker.
The entire game stretched the staff of each team so much that in one particular play late in the game Jake Cronenworth, the Padre’s second baseman pitched to David Price, the Dodger reliever, who then flied out to Joe Musgrove, the Padre starting pitcher playing left field, in undoubtedly, the most unusual play of an unusual game.