Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Post-Game 5 Thread: The Dodgers Pendulum Keeps On Swinging


One day after 0-fer-ing with RISP, the Dodgers lit up the Rockies with a 4-for-9 with RISP performance, including what MLB.com's Juan Toribio called "one of the best two-out rallies you’ll see all season long." Apparently, the Dodgers are a pendulum swinging from feast to famine on successive games. If this continues, I'm going to be sea sick. Or hypnotized.

The Dodgers had just given up a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth, and were trailing 4-2. And then Chris Taylor popped to second, and Mookie Betts Kd swinging, to make it two out and no one on. And then:

  • Freddie Freeman doubles to right.
  • Will Smith walks.
  • Max Muncy walks. Bases loaded. Rockies go to Jake Bird to relieve starter Ryan Feltner.
  • JD Martinez narrowly misses a grand slam, then singles to left to score Freeman and Smith. Muncy to second. Tied at 4.
  • James Outman triples (his first of two triples in the game!), scoring Muncy and Martinez. 6-4 LA.
  • Miguel Vargas singles to left, scoring Outman. 7-4 LA.
  • Jason Heyward homers, scoring Vargas. 9-4 LA.
  • Taylor grounds to second for the third out.

What an inning, and the Dodgers didn't look back. So now we have blowout victories in games 1, 3, and 5; and bad 2-1 losses in games 2 and 4 (both of which showed 0-fers with RISP).

So I guess we know what's in store tomorrow, right? Maybe that's why they're giving away hooded sweatshirts to the first 40K attendees.