Well, that got dramatic late, huh?
After the Dodgers jumped out to an early lead, they managed to blow two four-run leads with Max Scherzer on the mound, then fell behind big late. Things looked bleak.
But the bats mounted a late rally behind four solo homers and a dramatic go-ahead two-run homer. Sound familiar? It’s The 4+1 Game but in reverse, The 1+4 Game.
MOOKIE? YARD.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2021
CODY? YARD. pic.twitter.com/l8bNcAmMgk
ABSOLUTE CHILLS. pic.twitter.com/zJVPiIbbMf— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2021
IT’S A MIRACLE
The end result was a key 11-9 win over the Padres.
As for how things got there, well it was the Dodgers who started out hot, bombing Ryan Weathers for five runs over three innings and jumping out to an early lead.
A four-spot in the first! pic.twitter.com/AqKW5wQGJG— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 30, 2021
With Scherzer on the mound, that seemed like game over, but he actually continued to struggle after not looking sharp against the Rockies last time out. In 5.1 innings, he gave up six runs, five of which were earned.
Things deteriorated further from there, as after Justin Bruihl got through the 6th, Brusdar Graterol took over and gave up three runs without getting an out to make it 9-5. That’s when things seemed like it was over and that the division was truly sealed.
Then the 1+4 thing happened.
Good memories to say the least.
Well, the Dodgers will still probably be in the NL Wild Card Game, but this was a ton of fun at least.