Prior to first pitch on Sunday, the Dodgers were in a funk. They had lost four of their last five games and were on the verge of getting swept at home by the Phillies in a four-game series. They had given up an eye-popping 29 runs in three games. The pitching staff was on it’s last legs and the team appeared to be teetering towards stretching their losing streak to five games.
To help themselves get out of their funk, the team cranked up the volume on the clubhouse stereo with a band that always seems to get the blood moving. Metallica.
Dave Roberts said Metallica has been playing in the #Dodgers clubhouse since 9 am. "That's an early launch for Metallica."
(Sounded more like Bon Jovi when I got there)
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 15, 2022
Through the first seven innings of the game, the offense appeared to take “Enter Sadman” a little too literally. The Dodgers bats plated just one run before cutting the Phillies lead down to two heading into the ninth. Newly activated reliever Shane Greene pitched his second clean inning of the day to send LA to the bottom of the ninth trailing 4-2.
Then, after a Cody Bellinger triple and a Chris Taylor walk, Gavin Lux clubbed a walk-off double to snap the Dodgers losing streak.
Is it slightly ironic that the Dodgers were blaring a band that has an upcoming promotional night with the San Francisco Giants? Probably, but hey, it worked.
Maybe it was blasting Metallica at 9AM, or just a good baseball team living up to their potential in the ninth. Either way, they should keep Metallica in the rotation.
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