On yet another special episode of “Dugout Blues,” Jared and I recap an exciting and potentially season-saving Game 4 win by the Dodgers. To say the mood difference from Game 3 was more upbeat would be a massive understatement.
It was a great pitcher’s duel for quite awhile. Alex Wood, in the biggest start of his career, delivered. He allowed one hit in 5 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, it was a home run to George Springer, but the fact he lasted as long as he did saved the bullpen and, possibly, the Dodgers’ season. Charlie Morton was great for the Astros as well.
Cody Bellinger broke out of his World Series slump by hitting two key doubles — one on which he ended up scoring the Dodgers’ first run and one that gave them the lead in the ninth inning. He made the necessary adjustments and it paid off. Hopefully he’s more of his normal self the rest of the series.
Logan Forsythe had a big RBI single to get the Dodgers on the board. He was also nails defensively at second base. Joc Pederson delivered the biggest blow, launching a 3-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Dodgers a comfortable 6-1 lead.
The series is now tied at 2. The Dodgers are in the best possible position they could ask for with Clayton Kershaw going in Game 5. Yes, he’s squaring off against Dallas Keuchel, but the Dodgers couldn’t want more than having a fully-rested Kershaw throwing in this game.
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