The stage was set for the Dodgers to have one heck of a comeback win on Thursday night. With the Phillies in town, they found themselves down 4 runs very quickly. That lead grew to 6 runs by the 6th inning, and that’s when Los Angeles started to give their fans some hope.
After a Trea Turner single and Max Muncy walk, Will Smith drove a ball into the gap to give them two more runs. But it was in the 8th inning when the Dodgers really came to life. Five consecutive hits resulted in them pulling within a run and putting runners in scoring position. Chris Taylor would then single to tie the game up.
But a failed safety squeeze from Hanser Alberto resulted in Austin Barnes getting thrown out at the plate. And even after a Mookie Betts walk to load the bases, the Dodgers couldn’t get the job done. They got very close, but things unraveled the next inning.
“The rallies were encouraging. We clawed back. The crowd was into it. We just came up short in the ninth.” -Chris Taylor
After a few infield singles and a walk, Daniel Hudson skipped a ball past Will Smith to allow the Phillies to retake the lead. A sacrifice fly from Bryce Harper extended it to 2 runs, and the Dodgers couldn’t get it done despite loading the bases with no one out in the 9th inning.
Up next for the Dodgers, they will face off against the Phillies’ Kyle Gibson on Friday night. He has pitched well this season and will be going up against Clayton Kershaw, who has also pitched incredibly well to start out his 2022 campaign.