Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers were fighting for their playoff lives against the New York Mets at Citi Field in Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Coming off a shellacking, the Dodgers turned to Clayton Kershaw on short rest for a third time in their last three trips to the postseason.

Kershaw turned in a strong start, allowing one run, three hits, and collecting eight strikeouts over seven innings of work. The Dodgers forced a Game 5 behind their ace’s performance, but also receiving contributions from others along the way.

Justin Turner continued to torment his former team, pulling a two-run double down the left field line in the third inning:

Turner’s double extended the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0 at the time, but it was cut to 3-1 by the time the seventh inning rolled around. With two outs and Wilmer Flores representing the tying run, Turner dropped to his knee to field a hard-hit one-hopper and made the throw over to first to end the inning:

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2 Responses

  1. Cuda52

    Kudos to Mattingly for bringing Kenley in for the 4-out save. He takes a lot of criticism for his bullpen mgt., but he got this one right. It was a little tense though in the 8th!

  2. Ron Wittman

    Way to go Kersh22 and JTurner. Turners stop and throwout to AGon, I believe was the game winner. Kershaw pitched dominately and for game 5, ZackG needs to pitch like he can and blue bats need to be swinging. Onward boys. Keep it up..


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