Just When You Thought You’d Seen it All – “Tatman” With a Walk-Off Slam


I watched the bottom of the 10th.  Kept the game on.  Was starting to fall asleep.  The Los Angeles Dodgers had just scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning.  Things seemed bleak for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  One out.  Two outs.  Then, lightening struck.  Just when we thought we had seen it all.  Ryan Roberts, “Tatman”, hit his first career grand slam after the Dbacks had scraped a couple of runs together.  A 6-1 deficit and almost defeat turned into a 7-6 victory in a mere few minutes.  The Dbacks stay alive for a possibility to gain home field advantage in the first round.

The Milwaukee Brewers were probably making plans for Saturday and Sunday home games and to be honest, why wouldn’t they?  The Dbacks had offered nothing all night.  The game saw 11 of its 13 runs scored in the 10th inning tonight.  I’ve seen nothing like it before.

The game was started by rookie Jarrod Parker, who pitched great and looks to be a good candidate for the starting rotation next season.  He exited the game in what seemed like hours earlier in the sixth inning.  Unfortunately the Dodgers Hiroki Kuroda was just as good and probably better.  The Dbacks could not figure him out.

Now, the Brewers and Dbacks need to figure things out tomorrow for home field.  The Brewers need to lose and the Dbacks need to win.  If that happens, then the Dbacks will host either the Brewers or the Atlanta Braves on Saturday and Sunday, depending on how the wild card plays out tomorrow.  Just to even have that discussion tomorrow is something amazing.  I can’t wait to see what excitement the playoffs bring win or lose tomorrow.  This has been fun!