Or it was, if you want to believe Yasiel Puig, an absolute licking.
The National League Divisional series is not going the way that the Arizona Diamondbacks were hoping it to go.
But this time the Dodgers did something more compelling.
Yes, those were "Let's Go Dodgers" chants that ultimately swept the building as the Dodgers' swam only in champagne. Perez of USA Today prior to Game 3 the team would not jump in the pool if they clinched an NLCS spot in Arizona. All three games went deep into the night, forcing fans on the East Coast to choose baseball or sleep. It was about rediscovering their focus, and bringing back the fun.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won five National League West titles in a row, and they're kind of good.
However the Dodgers got the run right back, a lead off home run by Barnes made it a 3-2 game.
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Ezekial Elliot tore up the Packers defense on the drive, and Green Bay bit on the play. "It's a tough one", Prescott said. Especially when you're playing one of the best. "In theory", Garrett agreed. "You've got to get some positive yards".
No, this was all about Dodgers baseball.
He did so on Monday night as the series shifted to Arizona-his home turf, as he grew up in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, the son of former Yankees utilityman Clay Bellinger, now a firefighter and his son's Home Run Derby pitcher.
Manager Torey Lovullo's family atmosphere clearly made a big difference with the young club. On Monday, his bold philosophies were on full display, beginning with a seemingly controversial lifting of Darvish after he hit pinch-hitter Christian Walker in the helmet to lead off the sixth. He pitched the NL Wild Card Game for Arizona, giving up four earned runs on six hits with one strikeout and one walk over 3 2/3 innings in an 11-8 home win over the Rockies. But moved into a relief role during the postseason, he has shined, and he recorded a third scoreless appearance by retiring the side, setting up Jansen's three-out save.
Being a spectator in the playoffs did have one advantage, according to Corbin.
Darvish gave up one run and struck out seven in five-plus innings to send the Dodgers to the NLCS against the victor of the Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals series. The D-Backs particularly seemed to have the Dodgers' number late in the season, tagging Los Angeles with six of the losses they suffered during the surprising stretch during which they lost 16 of 17 games. "After another decisive Game 2 win on Saturday, Roberts" faith in his bullpen appears to be restored.
That left 12 outs for the Dodgers' bullpen to collect, which it did with brutal efficiency: two outs from lefty Tony Cingrani, four from setup man Brandon Morrow, three from Kenta Maeda - a converted starter whose success as a reliever in this series could be a game-changer for Los Angeles the rest of this month - and, finally, three from Jansen. He needed just 30 pitches to get through three innings, including a seven-pitch third that give his opposite number, who grounded out in that stretch, nearly no time to sit down.