OOTP 21: July 8, 2020 – Padres 7, Dodgers 5 – Machado walks it off against Ferguson

The Dodgers’ six-game win streak comes to an end, as The Turd has now blown six of his 12 save opportunities, which is — very bad. Their lead over the Padres in the NL West is now three games, as the loss drops the Dodgers to 55-38 and the win elevated the Padres to 52-41.

San Diego left fielder Tommy Pham helped his team big today, as he went 3-for-4 for the Padres. Reliever Emilio Pagan picked up the win to move to 2-0, while Caleb Ferguson suffered the loss.

Corey Seager, Mookie Betts, Will Smith and Justin Turner all added two hits each, but it wasn’t enough to cover the mistakes of the bullpen.

Ross Stripling allowed only one run over five and a third, bringing his ERA down to 2.45, and the Dodgers held a comfortable 5-1 lead through six innings. However, Abraham Almonte hit a three-run homer off Adam Kolarek that cut the lead to one. The game then came to a dramatic end. In the bottom of the ninth, with San Diego trailing 5-4, Manny Machado hit a curveball from Ferguson for a 3-run home run, giving the Padres the walk-off win.

Clayton Kershaw takes the mound tomorrow against MacKenzie Gore, as the Dodgers look to take the series and increase their lead over San Diego.

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