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Relive The Dodgers Defeating The Giants With Our Game 5 Cartoon Takeover

An image showing a plane dropping blue paratroopers down into Dodger Stadium, with a title reading Dodgers' Cartoon Party TAKEOVER!
L.A. had plenty of reason to party Thursday night.
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In a series where the Dodgers and Giants traded victories, the Los Angeles Dodgers came out on top in their final victory over San Francisco. It was a nail-biter of a Game 5 right down to the controversial last call.

But hey, that’s baseball!

I took over our social media during the game. Here's how I tried to memorialize the experience, via cartoons.

A cartoon asks "How many innings before Urias steps in?" We see a sad-looking #45 pitching.
*waits impatiently*
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Text reads "Will we crack that change-up code?" Drawing shows a Giants pitcher with his arm back for a pitch.
We figured out enough to win.
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Text reads "Y'all ready for this?" As a cartoon of a pitcher gets ready to throw.
*cue thumping dance music*
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Text reads "Graterol pulls through." The image shows a baseball hat, hair in the back, and some facial hair... but no face.
The Giants started strong, and things were dicey with that man on second... but Graterol ultimately had the stuff.
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A cartoon of fans holding up signs that read "RUN HOME BETTS"
He wanted to go home so badly... and then he finally did.
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A cartoon drawing of an umpire kicking a baseball, with the caption "Ump playing Soccer?"
Wrong sport, bro.
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Text: "Name that batting stance!" The batter stands very still and straight up and down, arm at a right angle, bat parallel with the ground pointing backward.
We like to call it "The Tetris."
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Text reads: "Mookie's Guide to Scoring Runs: step 1: base hit. step 2: steal second. step 3: run home while watching Corey's gorgeous hit." The number 50 in the lower left in red in a blue circle.
Take notes. Here's how you do it.
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A cartoon showing a baseball being hit out of the stadium, with a line tracking its arc. There is water shown in the foreground. The sky is gray.
You had to admit, that Giants home run was brutal and beautiful. Like staring into the void of the night sky.
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Text: "Gotta love the skipper's game stance." A man hangs over the edge of a barrier with an L.A. Dodgers hat, looking tired/exhausted.
At the end of the week, this is how we feel too.
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A cartoon of a baseball glove on a hand, with a baseball inside it. Text shows "Turner's glove" pointing to the glove, and "not a base hit by Solano" pointing to the baseball.
Not. So. Fast, Solano.
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Text: "Cool as..." with an image of an ice cube, a cucumber, and a person in an L.A. Dodgers hat with a beard and mustache, behind glasses.
He was prepped to FREEZE OUT the Giants.
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Text reads Mad Max is ready. Always. It shows a drawing of a baseball player wearing a glove.
ALWAYS.
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A heart, the L.A. Dodgers logo, and drawings of fireworks that also resemble palm trees.
We looooove L.A. (We love it!)
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With contributions by LAist's Mike Roe.

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