Well, so that happened.

Other than a three-game winning streak by the National League around the Giants’ first two championship runs in 2010 and 2012, the American League has dominated since 1997.  They’ve gone 15-3 (plus a game we won’t mention).  The Senior Circuit still has the overall lead, 43-41, but that’s dwindled quite a bit.

Really, though, let’s talk about how the Dodgers’ pitchers lost this game.  I mean, sure, the NL hitters weren’t hitting, and that includes the three Giants’ hitters, but Kershaw sure got hit hard.  Sure, two of the closers in the NL lineup, Francisco Rodriguez and Mark Melancon gave up as many runs as Kershaw and Greinke, but let’s focus on the Dodgers.  Maybe the Dodgers don’t care about home field advantage because they can’t get past the Cardinals.  I don’t know, but they ruined it for the rest of us.

Realistically, though, this means one thing:  Request October 30-November 1st off work now.  Just in case.  Because, really, that even-year thing is bullcrap, and it could happen any year.