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When the magic finishes a run short

Let’s start with a fact: the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Thursday night, officially winning the NLDS and unofficially winning the six-month battle for NL West supremacy.

Let’s continue with an omission: this recap will not do the game justice. It won’t do the game justice because the game was too good (objectively) for all but a handful of writers to tackle, and it was too bad (subjectively) for my emotional bandwidth to begin debriefing.

And let’s move on to a reality: the Giants didn’t lose because of a bad call, but they deserved better.