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Dodgers: Max Scherzer Says He Predicted Chris Taylor’s Two-Run Walk-Off Homer



With a crack of the bat, the Dodgers and 56,000 fans at Dodger Stadium went home happy on Wednesday night. Utility player Chris Taylor connected on a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to send LA to the NLDS on Friday.

Of course, everyone would have known this was going to be the outcome had they just been keeping an ear out. Wild Card starter Max Scherzer predicted it.

After the chaos of Wednesday’s Wild Card walk-off, Scherzer revealed he had the outcome already predicted. In fact, almost to a tee.

“I was standing next to Joe Kelly in the ninth and I was like, ‘Hey, I think Belli’s going to get on here and CT is going to hit a homer,” Scherzer said. “I’m telling Joe that as we’re watching Belli take some tight pitches and draw a walk. Then they brought in Alex [Reyes]. I actually thought he was going to hit an oppo homer on a fastball.”

While things didn’t go exactly Max’s way on Wednesday, the right-hander battled and kept LA in the game early. Where things did go his way is in his psychic abilities with Talyor’s walk-off.

The Dodgers rest (and nurse hangovers) on Thursday before moving on to battle the Giants up in San Francisco on Friday. Notably, this is the first time the two storied franchises have matched up in the postseason since both moving to the west coast after the 1957 season.

If you’re looking to make any prop bets or predictions on the series, there’s no word yet on whether Max Scherzer will be available to pass along any predictions to the general public… provided he’s sobered up.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. Chris “Mother [email protected]*#*%g” Taylor !!!! My son told me all he needs to do is hit a single and I told him he’s going to hit a homerun! Boom,I hear you Max! Nothing like being at the game,surrounded by Dodger fans!

  2. Well the Dodgers finally caught the Giants! They start all even tomorrow evening. Now let’s see what they can do with them. This is the series everyone wanted. Too bad it couldn’t be for the pennant, but whatever.

      • Don, technically only if Dodgers win 3-0 or 3-1. A 3-2 victory would be a tie 12-12, even though the Dodgers would advance. But this is only semantics. Dodgers need to win this series to avenge the losses in ‘51 and ‘62. In both instances Dodgers had leads and were caught. Payback time!

        • That’s what I’ve said about ’51 and ’62 and also for vengeance for ’82 when the Dodgers were knocked out with a homer from Joe Morgan. So remember 1951, 1962 and 1982.

          • Omitting 1982 was an oversight. Looks like it’s a cold night in SF. Wondering which pitcher will be affected more? Gametime almost here. Let’s go Dodgers!

  3. Clint, please find out why Buehler got sent to the minors. Muncy makes sense, but Buehler???

    • He wasn’t sent to the minors. The roster was set just for the one game. Buehler wasn’t going to be used so his roster spot went to a player that would be.

    • Scherzer is a complete crack-up. “There’s no crying in baseball” and another response to being in the WC game was….”We didn’t win the division, suck it up snowflake!” LMAO!

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