A four-homer inning by the Dodgers ignites an amazing rally against the Padres.
The Los Angeles Dodgers trailed the San Diego Padres by three runs late in the game, but rallied with a four-homer eighth inning to win an amazing comeback game at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers won 11-9 in Los Angeles on Wednesday thanks to Max Muncy, A.J. Pollock, Cody Bellinger, and Corey Seager.
“It was incredible. If I claimed it didn’t, I’d be lying,” Bellinger told reporters. “That was the weirdest inning I’ve ever seen. Maybe the strangest thing I’ve ever done.”
For the Dodgers, Pollock hit two home runs. Mookie Betts, the star outfielder, also hit a home run. Max Scherzer of the Los Angeles Dodgers gave up 11 hits and six runs in 5 1/3 innings, but he did not get a decision.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Scherzer, “He didn’t have good command.” “It’s all part of the fun. He’s picked us up numerous times, and we’ve picked him up as well.”
“After we won the game, he was one of the happiest guys.”
The Dodgers were down 9-5 when Betts hit his 22nd home run of the season to cut the margin in half. The single home run was predicted to fly 427 feet to left field.
In the top of the eighth inning, Dodgers reliever David Price came in and retired the Padres in order. Muncy started the bottom of the inning with a single.
On his first two pitches to the Dodgers’ first baseman, Padres bullpen pitcher Emilio Pagan missed the strike zone.
Pagan’s third and fourth pitches were both fouled by Muncy. He hit a 406-foot solo homer with his fifth pitch over the right center field fence. On a 2-2 Pagan fastball, Pollock followed with a 379-foot solo shot to right.
In the next at-bat, Pagan forced third baseman Chris Taylor to fly out. Bellinger entered the batter’s box as the half-fourth inning’s batter.
To begin the exchange, the Dodgers outfielder attempted a swing and missed a Pagan cutter. He tied the game at 9-9 with a 372-foot homer to right field on Pagan’s 0-1 pitch.
Dodgers pinch hitter Justin Turner doubled to left in the next at-bat. With two outs, Padres reliever Nabil Crismatt caused Betts to fly out to left center, sending Seager to the plate.
On his first pitch to Seager, Crimsatt used a changeup to induce a swinging strike. With his next strike, he missed the strike zone… Nokia News: Article Summary