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Best moments of 2020: Game winning throw vs. game winning home run

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Both plays gave the Dodgers the win

Happy Wednesday, everyone. We’re back for another matchup in our bracket. Yet again, the last battle wasn’t very close, as Brusdar Graterol and his blown kiss seen around the world won with ease.

Here on TBLA, he received 89 percent of the vote. It was a little closer over on Twitter, where he received 80 percent of the vote. Here’s an updated look at the bracket.


Chris Taylor’s game-winning throw

Game-ending double plays aren’t too uncommon in baseball. They happen every now and then. Usually though, it’s a routine double play in the infield. Not in the outfield. Chris Taylor provided us with one of the most exciting finishes to a game in all of baseball this season. With one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Dodgers clinging to a one-run lead, Taylor caught a fly-ball and gunned it home to beat the runner and win the game for LA.

The throw was registered at 93.3 mph. Sheesh!

A.J. Pollock’s go-ahead homer

It wasn’t looking good for the Dodgers this afternoon. They were struggling offensively, and it looked as if they were going to drop another game to the Giants. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, LA trailed 2-0. A.J. Pollock came up, working the count full. The best part of this at bat was that Pollock should have been walked, as ball four was called a strike. It’s a good thing it wasn’t, because on the next pitch he saw, he crushed a three-run homer to left field to give the Dodgers the lead, and ultimately the victory.


Poll

What was the better moment?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    Chris Taylor’s game-winning throw
    (325 votes)
  • 4%
    A.J. Pollock’s clutch home run
    (16 votes)
341 votes total Vote Now