Zack Greinke was the star of the game, pitching seven innings of one-run ball on 97 pitches. He allowed just four hits and two walks, and two of those baserunners came to lead off the eighth inning before he was removed.
But that’s wasn’t why he was the star, no no.
He also went 2-for-2 at the plate and 2-for-2 in bat flips.
Greinke’s so good he made a defender go the wrong way.
The offense more than did their fair share today, with nine hits and four walks.
Justin Ruggiano continued his assault on lefties, going 2-for-3 with a stolen base that led to the first run…
…and he also singled in the second run.
The other star? Some Corey Seager guy. He went 1-for-4, so his batting average plummeted to .412, but he also did this.
Adrian Gonzalez also provided a two-run double as insurance that really seemed to put the game out of reach.
The Dodgers magic number is now nine, the NL West lead over the Giants has been temporarily extended to eight games (Giants trail Diamondbacks 2-0 in ninth), and the race for NLDS home-field advantage has the Dodgers keeping their lead at 1.5 games over the Mets.