The San Diego Padres once again pulled off a dramatic come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Padres rallied from a 1-3 deficit to score seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to earn an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. San Diego snapped the Dodgers’ four-game winning streak.
메이저사이트Trailing 1-3 in the bottom of the eighth, Gary Sanchez led off with a single and Trent Grisham walked to load the bases with one out, but Ha-Sung Kim singled and Fernando Tatis Jr. walked to load the bases. Juan Soto rolled a ball in front of the second baseman, but second baseman Kike Hernandez’s throw to first, who had jumped forward and made a running dash, went into the dugout.
Sanchez, who was at third, and Kim, who was at second, came home to tie the game at 3-3. With runners on first and third, Manny Machado hit a two-run double to left center to make it 5-3. Luck struck again. Machado was hit by a pitch, but the throw sailed over the first baseman’s head, allowing Machado to advance from first to third and Jake Cronenwirth to hit an RBI single. Grisham followed with a two-run double to center field.
The Dodgers, who were 1-6 all-time against the Padres prior to this game, were once again the victims of the Dodgers, who won the most games in the majors last year (111) but were swept in the division series by San Diego. It was reminiscent of Game 4 of the Division Series on Nov. 4 last year, when the Dodgers rallied from a 0-3 deficit in the seventh inning to win 5-3 and eliminate the Padres.
Major League Baseball’s official website said, “The Padres played their best inning of the season. They spent most of the game waiting, then exploded for seven runs with two down and six outs. They sent the sold-out Petco Park crowd into a frenzy with an 8-3 win.”
Manny Machado (center) and San Diego manager Bob Melvin (right) argued with an umpire during the game.
“This is our baseball,” said Machado, who limped off the field in the eighth inning after arguing with an umpire in the sixth and refused to be replaced. Starter Blake Snell said, “We know how strong we are. We’re the guys that can do it. We have to keep competing and win every game.”
“If we keep playing baseball like we did today, we’re going to go far,” Soto said. With the win, San Diego moved to within two games of the Chicago Cubs for the fifth National League wild card. They are three games behind the third-place Cincinnati Reds for the final wild-card spot. “It gives us confidence that we can do something late in games against good teams,” said San Diego manager Bob Melvin.
Dave Roberts with San Diego in 2006.
Interestingly, it was the first time San Diego had scored more than seven runs against the Dodgers since September 17, 2006 (eight runs in the third inning), and one of the San Diego players who had an RBI single and contributed to the eight runs was current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was on the team that suffered the humiliating loss. Roberts had a bittersweet view of San Diego’s hot eighth inning.
Meanwhile, one of San Diego’s hottest hitters, Kim Ha-seong, followed up his triple with an RBI single to tie the game in the eighth, extending his hitting streak to 13 games with at least two hits dating back to last month’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Kim is on pace to surpass Choo Shin-soo (10 games) for the longest streak of two or more hits by a Korean major leaguer.