Like many folks who follow the Dodgers, I was driving around town late Wednesday afternoon when Rick Monday waved me home.
Rich Hill was throwing a perfect game in Pittsburgh against the Pirates. Monday and Kevin Kennedy were splendidly calling it on radio, setting it up for me to rush to the living room and watch the ending on television.
I sped to my street, crawled through a pack of utility trucks lining the block, then sprinted into the house just in time to flick on Spectrum SportsNet LA and watch Hill freeze Sean Rodriguez on a full-count fastball and strike him out looking to end the eighth inning.
It was dramatic. It was Hill stalking off the mound toward history. It was Joe Davis’ voice roaring with excitement from the booth.
Then it all went black. The TV went dark. The TV stayed dark. I started to scream.
And for the rest of the game, like many folks who follow the Dodgers, I couldn’t watch them on television.
I missed Logan Forsythe’s ninth-inning error that ended the perfect game. How did it look? Was it a close call? Could he have made the play?
I missed watching Dave Roberts standing in the dugout pondering whether to send Hill back out for the 10th. Was there a
Article source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-dodgers-hill-plaschke-20170823-story.html
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