It’s not every day that fans get the chance to witness what the Dodgers did on Tuesday night. When they’re at their best, Los Angeles is more than capable of overcoming large deficits in games. And that’s exactly what they did on Tuesday against the Giants.
Down by as many as 5 runs at one point, the Dodgers never stopped grinding out at-bats. Chris Taylor hit a few homeruns to keep them in it and their bullpen kept the game close after Josiah Gray exited.
Naturally, it felt like their biggest win of the year. Some Dodgers players who spoke after the game agreed with that, including Chris Taylor.
That’s probably our biggest win of the year so far. It’s fun. They’re playing really good baseball, and it’s almost like a playoff atmosphere. Between us and the Giants and the Padres as well … that’s what it’s all about.
Will Smith came in to hit the walk-off homerun in the 9th inning. The Dodgers backstop recognized that despite losing Max Muncy and Justin Turner to injuries after they were hit by pitches, LA was never out of it.
We still had a baseball game to win. Yeah, we lost those two guys, but we’re running other guys out there that are competing to win, and that’s all that matters, really.
And Dodgers manager Dave Roberts? He agrees that it was an all-around team win and the best of the entire season.
It was just a team win. Probably the biggest team win of the year.
That game was huge for a lot of reasons, but it also keep the Dodgers from going down 3 games in the NL West. Instead, they trail the Giants by just 1 game heading into Wednesday night. With Julio Urias and Walker Buehler on the mound for them over the next 2 games, they find themselves in a great spot.