The thriller Game 5 of the National League Division Series between San Francisco and Los Angeles was no less thrilling than the one that LA won on Thursday. This was after a controversial three-inning check-swing strike.
It was the Giants’ Wilmer Flowers who made a check-swing with Max Scherzer pitch in the ninth. This gave rise to an exciting final. Doug Eddings, umpire, checked with Gabe Morales (first baseman), and ruled Flores was swinging for his final out.
However, according to the Associated PressTV replays proved that Flores held their ground.
Dodgers players ran onto field to celebrate while Giants fans, obviously upset by the outcome, hurled beer cans onto field.
“Super cool. “Obviously, you don’t want the game to end like that,” Gabe Kapler, San Francisco manager, said in a postgame interview. “You don’t have to be angry about that. It was a disappointing ending, I think. We didn’t win today’s baseball game for other reasons, so that was only the final decision.
In the National League Championship Series, The Dodgers will be facing the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves want to defeat the World Series champions to advance to their first World Series since 1999.