The Dodgers overcame TWO 4-run deficits tonight to beat the San Diego Padres in the 10th and regain the lead in the NL West. For the 8th inning, it looked like a rerun of last night, but then the 4-homer 9th tied it back up. The Dodgers had 7 home runs in the game, which is more than they have had in a couple of weeks combined! I couldn't believe it. Charley Steiner's call was "Is this REALLY happening???" I wish I were home to hear Vin Scully's call!
It was definitely one of the most exciting games that I've been to! The only game I've seen in person that was that exciting was the Maddux 10-inning game that went to the bottom of the 10th with no score, and Russell Martin hit a walk-off homer. If these guys can remember those two wins, they will go far in post-season.
One thing that was really remarkable was Nomah's reaction in the post-game show. Usually the sports writers complain that Nomar never shows emotion, and last night be just about exploded.
Funny how sporting events are about the only time men are allowed to cry. (Contrary to Tom Hanks.)