It was a series that seemed to go on and on forever…at least it seemed that way. Saturday’s game went to 11 innings while Sunday’s game lasted 17.
Veronica wished she had gone to the game Sunday instead of the one on Saturday since it had a better outcome. The game on Saturday ended up in a devastating loss for the Dodgers with a walk off walk. Sunday’s game ended with the Dodgers pulling off a huge, much needed win in the 17th inning with a bases loaded single hit by Puig driving in two runs. The final score on Sunday was 9-5. However the game lasted 5 hours 47 minutes. It essentially was almost another baseball game in length. It was so long that Alanna Rizzo said that the sprinklers went on.
At least the Dodgers were not swept by the Padres which the Padres had been hoping to do. They are not playing the best ball lately. However there are positives. Our young players: Trayce, Joc and Corey are hitting home runs. Puig is starting to find his swing again. Alex Wood and Scott Kazmir seem to have made adjustments. Clayton Kershaw is having a great, record breaking season. He will open the home stand against the Reds. Chase Utley had 11 assists during the Sunday game.
Stripling pitched in relief on Sunday after two days rest so what does that mean for the rotation?
It was a 0-0 score unti the fifth inning when Bethancourt singled scoring Upton. 0-1. Then in the same inning, Myers hits a triple scoring Amarista, Rea and Jay making the score 0-4. At that point Maeda was taken out of the game; in all the Dodgers used 9 pitchers.
In the 6th inning, Corey singled scoring Kike 1-4. The Dodgers offense came alive. A wild pitch scored Chase Utley. 2-4. In the same inning Adrian singled Corey in. 3-4.
In the top of the 7th inning Justin hit a solo homerun tying the game. 4-4.
In the 8th inning, Howie hit a solo homerun giving the Dodgers the lead for the first time in the game. 5-4.
Unfortunately in the 8th inning, Upton tripled scoring Myers. Kenley had blown another save during this series. 5-5.
After that there were zeroes in all the innings until the 17th inning when Yasiel Puig singled scoring Howie and Adrian finally breaking the tie. 7-5. Wild pitch scored Joc. 8-5. Carl grounded out scoring Yasiel. 9-5.
It was a hard fought battle on both sides. I expect the Dodgers to be exhausted for their game against the Reds on Monday. Poor AJ was behind the plate for 17 innings. I wonder if they will call up Austin Barnes since Yaz has a sore ankle.
Clayton Kershaw was actually called on to pinch hit. The game was full of surprises. The hero of the game was Yasiel Puig. Hugs all around.
The Dodgers have a 3 game series starting on Monday at Dodger Stadium against the Cincinatti Reds.
I think that makes for a winning combination.
I’ve missed the Dodgers and am glad they’re back home. Let’s hope for some wins!
Thanks for stopping by. GO DODGERS!!