The Dodgers came very close to taking Game 1 of the NLCS and having a big advantage over the Braves. With Los Angeles going with a bullpen game to start the series, pulling out a win in Game 1 would have been huge for Dave Roberts and his pitching staff.
Instead, the offense once again failed to put up a crooked number in this one. The Dodgers mustered up 2 runs and Austin Riley walked it off in the 9th inning. But there was one crucial mistake in the game that caught the attention of everyone.
With the Dodgers batting, Chris Taylor got caught between second and third on a base hit by Cody Bellinger. CT got caught in a pickle and the Dodgers ran themselves out of the inning. The worst part? Mookie Betts and the top of the order were coming up.
After the game, Taylor expressed his frustration with his decision and running the Dodgers out of the inning. He went on to say that he should have just stopped at second base and let the inning play out. For what it’s worth, Doc had said before that he thought he made a good decision to go, he just did not commit to it.
Joc Pederson’s throw from right field also went to second, not to third where CT was heading. That makes it a little tougher to swallow. Onwards and upwards. They’ll need to put this one behind them and tie up the series on Sunday.