Things were not looking good for the Dodgers on Wednesday night. After dropping game 1 of the series against the Cardinals the night before, they turned to Tony Gonsolin to play the role he has all season. More often than not, Tony has been the guy to get them back to their winning ways.
But the Cardinals hung up 5 runs in 5 innings against the All-Star hurler. Meanwhile, the Dodgers offense didn’t scratch across any runs until the 7th inning. St Louis had taken a 6-0 read by then. But that set the stage for the best comeback of the season.
It started small, with Will Smith crushing a 2-run shot in the 7th inning to get them within 4. Mookie Betts would then double in the 8th inning to drive in Cody Bellinger and a Trea Turner single put them within 1 run. But it was in the 9th inning that the Dodgers did their damage.
After a leadoff double from Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger singled into right field. Pinch runner Austin Barnes had a chance to score but stumbled coming around third base. Luckily, Max Muncy drove him in on a sacrifice fly to tie up the game anyway. The Dodgers would then take the lead on a huge hit from Hanser Alberto.
“I kind of sound redundant when I say it was the biggest win of the year. It was a big one. It’s just validation that we can beat you in a lot of different ways. Whether we get a lead and close the door or hang in there and get you in the end.” -Dave Roberts
Evan Phillips came out of the Dodgers bullpen in the 9th inning and slammed the door on St Louis. It was his first save of the year and just the second of his entire big league career. What a comeback. The two teams go head-to-head again tonight to decide the series. Tyler Anderson gets the start for Los Angeles.
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