The Dodgers dug deep in Game 2 of the doubleheader, and came away with one of the most amazing victories of the year. After dropping Game 1 and watching their NL West lead shrink to one game, the Dodgers saw a 4-0 lead evaporate and clawed back to tie the game at 5 in the seventh off a Joc Pederson triple (Pederson had also homered earlier in the game, as had Enrique Hernandez and Adrian Gonzalez). The 5-5 tie quickly turned sour, however, when Yimi Garcia allowed Troy Tulowitzki a two-run HR to make it 7-5 Colorado. The Rockies tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth.
The stage was set for dramatics in the ninth inning, however. Alberto Callaspo, Jimmy Rollins, and Chris Heisey led off the inning with singles. Rockies pitcher Rafael Betancourt got Justin Turner to strike out, and Pederson to fly out to left. But with two out and down by three runs, Alex Guerrero launched a grand slam to center field, hurling the Dodgers back in front with a 9-8 lead. Amazing! The Dodgers went on to load the bases again in that frame, before Callaspo lined out for the final out. Kenley Jansen came in for the bottom of the ninth, and allowed a one-out double but stranded the runner at third by striking out Ben Paulsen, to win the game.
Right after that, the Giants saw a 2-0 lead disappear and ended up losing 7-4 at home, so the NL West lead is back to two games. The Giants game is also significant because it signals they will lose the belt to Pittsburgh. If Pittsburgh goes on to lose to Atlanta June 5-7, and then the Braves proceed to lose to the Padres June 8-11 (a four-game series, which makes it tough), then it could be all set up for the Dodgers to reclaim the belt in the Padres series June 12-14. The plot thickens!
However, the groin stretches. One more, just for QuadSevens: