Dodgers 5, Giants 2: 100 wins again … somehow, playoffs up next

And so the season ends with a series win against the rival Giants after a 5-2 victory today, which gets the Dodgers to 100 wins yet again, a remarkable total in a year that was supposed to be rebuilding/transitionary.

If you count them being on pace for well over 100 wins in 2020, that’s the last five seasons in a row and six of their last seven seasons.


In his last regular season start of his rookie year, it was Bobby Miller on the mound and dealing. He gave up just one hit and one walk over four shutout innings, cruising through them on just 57 pitches. Presumably he was just removed to get others work and get him extra rest.

While the Dodgers got hit three times and walked twice through five innings, they couldn’t even get a hit through five innings.

Fortunately, the 6th lead to a breakthrough. A Will Smith single and Max Muncy walk put a pair on, but there were two outs, which is apparently perfect for this team. Back-to-back singles from Amed Rosario and James Outman drove in two runs, and Enrique Hernandez capped the rally with his 11th homer of the year to make it 5-0 in a flash.

The Dodgers didn’t get any more runs in the game, but they didn’t need more.


Taking over for Miller in the 5th was Victor Gonzalez, who cruised through a 12-pitch frame with a strikeout and a pair of groundouts.

Ryan Pepiot was next in the 6th, and he immediately gave up a homer to Casey Schmitt that made it 5-1, then did it again in the 8th to make it 5-2. So those two runs in three innings, but otherwise fine.

To close out the 100th win was Evan Phillips in the 9th, and he got a 1-2-3 frame for the save.


The Dodgers will now have almost a week off before Game 1 of the NLDS against either the Brewers or Diamondbacks on October 7. Hopefully they’ve learned how to handle that break better than last year.

Anyway, we’ll have a preview of that series (when it gets finalized) and other stuff (probably) in the meantime.

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