What started out as a blowout ended in a game that came down to one throw on Wednesday. The Dodgers and Padres went toe-to-toe with Los Angeles eventually coming out on top.
The game started with a Joc Pederson homerun in the 2nd inning and the offense kept rolling from there. The Dodgers put up 7 runs in 6 innings and the game looked out of reach from there. But the Padres came storming back and would’ve tied it if not for one of the best double plays you will ever see.
GAME. OVER. pic.twitter.com/rBVrFoZHYB
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 6, 2020
Chris Taylor’s throw to nail Trent Grisham at the plate might be the defensive play of the year for the Dodgers thus far. What could’ve led to the Padres tying the game instead ended the ballgame in favor of Los Angeles.
Kenley Jansen had runners on the corners with just 1 out in the bottom of the 9th inning. Manny Machado hit a hard line drive to Chris Taylor in left who gunned down the would-be tying run at the plate to end it. Understandably so, Dodgers fans went wild across social media.
The throw not only won the game but won took the series for the Dodgers. Starting off with a loss to the Padres on Monday was not a great boost of morale for the fanbase.
The Dodgers hit 2 homeruns in the game, both coming off of the bat of Joc Pederson. He took Garrett Richards deep in the 2nd with a runner aboard to give them the early lead. He hit another in the 6th inning with 2 on off of Luis Patino.