Derek Law and Derek Law's rally towel inspired the Giants to victory in NLDS Game 3
There were many heroes in the Giants' dramatic 6-5 win over the Cubs in NLDS Game 3 on Monday. There's Conor Gillaspie, whose triple to right-center gave San Francisco the lead in the eighth; Ty Blach, who got the win thanks to two scoreless innings of relief; and Joe Panik, who sent everybody home with a walk-off double in the bottom of the 13th.
Not every vital contribution can be found in a box score, however. Sure, Derek Law played a key role on the field, following up Madison Bumgarner's start with two hitless innings to keep the Giants within reach -- and getting really fired up about it:
But he would help win the game from the dugout. That's where, as the Giants began to mount their late rally, he made an offering to the Baseball Gods: Behold, the Rally Towel:
Soon after that magical piece of orange cloth made its first appearance, the Giants scored three runs in the eighth to take the lead. A few innings later, San Francisco walked off -- as the Rally Towel looked on. There's just one problem, though: If you want to keep the magic going, you're going to need a search party.
Law said fan threw him the towel. He signed it after game and threw it back, so he doesn't have it. "Hopefully he brings it back tomorrow."- Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) October 11, 2016
Luckily for the Giants, the fan, Louis Blachman, will do whatever it takes:
After all, he understands cause and effect:
Derek Law's rally towel saved our season.- BK (@brandonkameny17) October 11, 2016
Glad to be of help. https://t.co/RIIxdo3NBk- Louis (@LouisBlachman) October 11, 2016