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Dodgers Literally Throw Game Away

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On Saturday night, the San Francisco Giants managed to blow a two-run lead in the ninth inning before finally scratching out a walk-off win in the 12th against the Houston Astros. That win catapulted the Giants into first place in the National League West once again and wrapped up one of the most nerve-wracking games of the season (so far). But the Giants would never have wound up in first place if not for an even wilder ninth inning on Los Angeles. The San Diego Padres managed to score two runs in the top of the ninth to take the lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers and pick up a win. It involved double-steal of home plate and a throwing error. See the unbelievable play for yourself after the jump.


via @bubbaprog

It's all just so perfect. I think my favorite part is Kenley Jansen, whose job is literally to throw the ball to the catcher, whiffing the catcher entirely as Everth Cabrera scrambles home and begins his slide like twelve feet from home plate. He may have actually just fallen. He probably should have been super-out, which is a new category of out that counts as two outs. Instead, it was a two-run play for the Padres that didn't even require a hit or anything.

Just keep watching it. It won't get any less awesome.

For gloating or congratulations, check out Dodgers blog True Blue LA or Padres blog Gaslamp Ball.