The Dodgers returned home and it was just the remedy their slumping bats needed as they got needed timely hitting, even though they did waste opportunities with runners in scoring position.

With a scoreless streak reaching 22 innings, the Dodgers finally broke through on an Adrian Gonzalez RBI double and Yasiel Puig entertained everyone with his RBI triple to right field. Puig bat-flipped as he thought the ball was going over the fence, but reached third standing. However, its rubbed Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran the wrong way according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com:

This isn’t the first time the Dodgers have been criticized for their celebrations as Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he was upset when Puig, Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe celebrated with bananas in their September 9 matchup at Dodger Stadium.

Puig snapped an 0-11 streak with his triple and had two hits while Gonzalez got the night started and showed his emotion after his double off Adam Wainwright.

While he didn’t see Puig’s antics, Wainwright did have something to say about Gonzalez’s celebration according to Pedro Moura of the OC Register:

Mickey Mouse stuff? It seems like a broken record for teams when they play the Dodgers and when did it become such a crime for players to have fun and show emotion?

After many believe that Cardinals starter Joe Kelly hit Ramirez on purpose (I don’t agree with this point), it’ll be interesting to see if the Dodgers pitch Beltran a little inside tomorrow. It’s time for teams to stop getting upset at the Dodgers having fun as tonight is definitely a turning point in the NLCS.

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In case you missed it, here’s the home run that sent the Dodgers to the NLCS!

16 Responses

  1. Drew Reichart

    Turning point in the NLCS?? Ha ha. The Dodgers need to win three of 4 and will face Wacha and Wainwright in St Louis IF they get there. They acted like a bunch of guys who have never in been in a big game.
    Oh wait a minute…………

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    • Jon Brewer

      And your pitchers haven’t? Seriously sour grapes on the part of Wainwright. ..

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    • Jerard Wright

      Drew, All I will say is “Reverse of 1985” Dodgers will win 4 straight and close it out in St Louis.

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  2. Oh No

    Cardinals need to relax…I didn’t want to mention anything about showing emotions until now. No one was complaining after every strikeout to end the inning in STL from every pitcher and Molina. Relax Cardinals…you need to check yourself before you start talking trash.

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