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Dodgers Had a Very Specific Plan of Attack to Win it in the 9th, According to Gavin Lux



The Dodgers’ plan of attack against Logan Webb was a little better on Thursday night but not nearly enough as they had hoped. Webb was able to limit Los Angeles to 1 run on 4 hits in 7 innings pitched before handing things off to the bullpen. 

The Boys in Blue were able to scrape together 4 more hits, 2 of which came in the top of the 9th against the Giants closer Camilo Doval. After Justin Turner was hit by a pitch, Gavin Lux and Cody Bellinger both followed with singles of their own to give Los Angeles the lead. 

Lux spoke about how they planned on going about being productive in the 9th.

“Brownie [Brant Brown], one of our hitting coaches, was like ‘let’s single them to death here in the 9th.’ Logan Webb was obviously really good so the entire game we kind of had that approach and then we finally pushed it across in the 9th there. Obviously, Mookie had 4 singles. That was kind of the approach we had to take. Just grind it out and push some runs across.”

The Dodgers who have been known to live and die by the long ball over the past couple of seasons, found success by playing station to station, who knew? 7 of the team’s 8 hits were singles and the other a double by Corey Seager that started the scoring.

Hopefully, the Dodgers continue that approach for the rest of the playoffs and let the home runs eventually come to them instead of depending on them so much. Putting pressure on opposing pitchers would go a long way in generating more offense as well as depleting the opposing team’s arms. Especially with key players like both Trea and Justin Turner both struggling to produce at the plate so far this postseason.

Written by Adam Salcido

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  1. I just don’t understand how a team that has spent Bill Gates money the last decade has only got one title under their belt?? Also, Bellinger, Scherzer, Seaver, Betts…all bums.

  2. I want to say thank you to the Entire Dodgers team and organization for beating the arrogant and pompous Giants last night to end their season. That was the greatest win against them in the 56 yrs that I’ve been a fan… Go Dodgers!!!!

  3. One question who decided to have ct3 bunt with Lux on third base & only 1 out. When he was hitting ball deep all night. A long ball even if caught would have brought in LuxJust asking.

  4. Great win BUT none can ever pay me back for what happened to this 11 year old Dodger fan in 1951.

    • You can thank Charlie Dressen for that one! Taking out Newcombe to have Branca pitch to Thompson! When he had 5-1 2.50 ERA Clem Labine warming up in the bullpen and decides not to use him because he bounced a curveball in warm-ups?

      Oh yes, while you’re at it, you can thank the great Walter Alston for saving 25-9 Don Drysdale warming up in the pen in 1962 when the Dodgers were up 4-2 in the top of the 9th at the Ravine!

      Just sayin

      • Agreed Jim. But it’s a start. In 1951 my father worked in construction in Brooklyn and said Dodger fan construction workers jumped off buildings. True or not, he believed it and that’s all you need to know. This one is for the gnats sign stealing of 1951 from the center field clubhouse to the buzzer system in the right field bullpen to the batter at home plate, including Bobby Thompson, and to all the gnat fans who gave hundreds of standing ovations to known cheat Barry Bonds. Stick it where the sun don’t shine.

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