Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Post-Game 7 Thread: Guerrero Plates Ethier in Extras

I had a 4-0 lead, and I didn't win?


The Mariners hit four home runs tonight off of Brandon McCarthy (who amazingly notched 10 more strikeouts and now leads the team with 19 total): two from Nelson Cruz, and one each from Kyle Seager and Dustin Ackley. McCarthy went 7.0 IP and gave up 5 ER as well, so his ERA sits at a healthy (as in, "Juan Uribe is looking awfully healthy tonight!") 6.75.

But the Dodgers still won, amazingly, stoking an impressive comeback led by Alex Guerrero. Guerrero sacrificed Adrian Gonzalez in the bottom of the fourth inning, paving the way for Joc Pederson to single home two more runs that inning. Yasiel Puig (3-for-5) then hit a solo HR in the fifth, followed by a Howie Kendrick RBI single (again scoring Gonzalez) later that inning.

And there it sat at 5-5, until the tenth inning, when Guerrero scored Andre Ethier (who entered the game in the top of the tenth on a double switch) for the winning run. Ethier led off the tenth with a double; Gonzalez was intentionally walked with one out, followed by an unintentional Kendrick walk. Carl Crawford struck out to set up Guerrero's two-out, walkoff single to center.

Yimi Garcia gets the win, the Dodgers finish off the game with 15 Ks total, and win by outhitting the Mariners 9-6. Mariners starter James Paxton now has a bit more time to fix the kerning on his uniform:


Steve Sax said...

AC: now 2-0 this year

Hideo Nomo said...

His jersey predicted the final score.

Steve Sax said...

@Gnomes: +1

Dusty Baker said...

AC now 2-0 on not hooking up with his own brother at the Yard!

Alex Cora said...

Oh no. Family spat!! I can't move down from the top deck dungeon!