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Dodgers: Enrique Hernandez Is the 8th Dodger With a Walk-Off in 2019

Kiké Hernandez delivers the game winning hit, and the Dodgers defeat the Blue Jays 3-2.

DENVER, COLORADO - JUNE 27: Kike Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers circles the bases after hitting a 3 RBI home run in the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The Dodgers complete the 3 game sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays at Dodger Stadium. They were down through 8 innings, getting just 1 hit from Kenta Maeda of all people. It looked like the Dodgers were down and out, but they rose once again.

In the 9th inning, Max Muncy walked, Cody Bellinger doubled to right, followed by a Corey Seager double, scoring Bellinger and Muncy to tie the game. With 1 out and a runner on 2nd, Kiké Hernandez — on his bobblehead night — hit a walk-off single to win it, 3-2.

 

Following the win, Hernandez spoke with SportsNet LA anchor Alanna Rizzo about the big at-bat.

“The guys in front of me did a great job…Cody with that big double, Corey again with a big double, and just trying to get a base hit, not do too much.”

The walk-off hit was the 12th of the season for Los Angeles. Of the 12, 8 different batters have gotten in on the fun, with 2 a-piece from Bellinger, Alex Verdugo, Max Muncy, and Will Smith.

Kiké on if it’s just an expectation at this point to win in walk-off fashion:

“We’ve been doing it all year, we’re not going to give up until out number 27, especially here at home, we like to walk-off.”

Hernandez on walking-off in front of his family, friends, and bobblehead night:

“People talk about bobblehead homers, but I’ll take the walk-off hit.”

The Dodgers improve to 85-44, and they will start a 3 game series against the New York Yankees tomorrow, at Dodger Stadium.

Written by Levon Satamian

My name is Levon Satamian. I am currently attending Cal State Northridge, and majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

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  1. I’d never thought I would say this, but the Blue Jays got a dose of feeling what it’s like to have Kenley Jansen as closer!

  2. It would be to the Dodger’s advantage to score enough against the Yankee starters because if not then we see the difference between these 2 teams , as the Yankees have a better BP.

  3. Last night’s “walk off” was amazing! You know I am a Dodgers’ believer, but admittedly had concluded the game was over before the bottom of the 9th. So, to see our boys in blue put together hits in the 9th and watch Kike (on his bobble head night no less) drive them home was great.

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