The Los Angeles Dodgers, fresh off a series win vs. the Washington Nationals, find themselves in St. Louis to face the Cardinals for a 3-game series. Pitcher Brandon McCarthy was on the mound for the Dodgers, while Corey Seager returned to the lineup.

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Seager made his way back to the field after missing a few games with a stomach bug. He wasted no time getting to work for the Dodgers. After a double by Chase Utley, Seager hit a single that drove in Utley for the score.

Going into this game McCarthy (2-0) posted an ERA of 1.69 in his first 3 starts with the Dodgers. A quick 2nd and 3rd inning for the Boys and Blue, but in the bottom of the 3rd inning the Cardinals got on the board.

With 2 outs, Cardinals Aledmys Diaz singled on a line drive to left field. He scores Kolten Wong and Tommy Pham.

Seager continued his strong play and was 3 for 3 in the top of the 5th inning, but the Dodgers failed to produce a run. Since giving up the hit to Diaz McCarthy retired 7 in a row.

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Top of the 6th inning, Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 14 as he smacks a solo-home run to tie the game. That was just Kendrick’s 5th home run of the season.

Later in the inning, Yasmani Grandal got his second base hit of the night, and Scott Van Slyke hit a double.  The Dodgers had a runner on 2nd and 3rd with two outs and Utley up to bat. Unfortunately, the Dodgers in scoring position failed to take the lead.

In the bottom of the 6th, McCarthy got his 4th strikeout in a 7 pitch inning to send the Dodgers to the top of the 8th still tied 2-2.

Top of the 7th inning Seager recorded his 4th hit of the game and was 4 for 4 on the night.

Bottom of the 7th, McCarthy’s night was done as Adam Liberatore comes in. For McCarthy, it was his longest outing with the Dodgers since returning from Tommy John Surgery.

In the bottom of the 7th, the Dodgers found themselves in trouble as the Cardinals had the bases loaded. Fortunately, Liberatore escapes with a scoreless outing as the Dodgers closed out the inning still tied.

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After one inning, Liberatore’s night was done. Joe Blanton began warming up to take over in the bottom of the 8th.

The Cardinals had a chance to take the lead, but thanks to two strong plays by Joc Pederson the Dodgers headed to the 9th still tied.

In the 9th, Justin Turner gets hot once again and hits a solo-home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.

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Bottom of the 9th, Kenley Jansen came into the game to close it out in the 9th. In what seemed to be a sure thing Jansen gives up a solo-home run to Jedd Gyorko with two outs. Gyorko’s homer tied the game 3-3. Jansen goes on to strike out Jeremy Hazelbaker sending the Dodgers into extra innings.

In the 10th inning, Luis Coleman came in to pitch looking to extend the game. Jumping to the 11th inning, newly acquired Dodger Grant Dayton made his debut.

With that the Dodgers headed to the 12th inning. Fast forwarding to the bottom of the 13th, Pedro Baez came in to pitch for the Dodgers. Going into the bottom of the 15th inning the Dodgers were faced with their 2nd longest game this season. To start the inning Bud Norris came in.

With the Dodgers heading into the 16th inning still tied they accomplished something they hadn’t since 1963.

But that wouldn’t last long as Cardinals Matt Adams hit a walkoff home run to win the game. Adams records his 11th home run of the season, and second walkoff HR of his career, as they come from behind to defeat the Dodgers 4-3.

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2 Responses

  1. JonathanWillcox

    Cant hit, cant score, can win…average team….

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