Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports

Kirby Lee, USA Today Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers were down 3-0 and Clayton Kershaw had just got done having a discussion because he was pulled in favor of a pinch-hitter.

Kershaw struck out nine Arizona Diamondbacks, but was still down after five innings. The Dodgers offense had yet to get to Patrick Corbin, but that quickly changed. Pinch-hitter Austin Barnes was retired to start the inning; however, the Dodgers proceeded score two runs thanks to a Howie Kendrick two-run single.

Outfielder Chris Heisey, who came into the game hitting .163, came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. He promptly delivered a go-ahead, grand slam that gave the Dodgers a 6-3 lead:

It was Heisey’s first home run of the season and he increased his RBI total from three to seven. Kershaw went from being in line for the loss to being in line for the win and Heisey even got a curtain call.

The Dodgers still lead 6-3 in the seventh inning.

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One Response

  1. Juan C. Paolo

    He closed his eyes and swung hard…why are we using players that are not going to be part of tbe roster in post season,instead of getting players we need some AB’s?Andre was ripping the ball for a month and all of the sudden he is on the bench…D.M. you better win everything or ????

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