Though the Padres and the Dodgers know it is solely spring, each outstanding factor that occurred of their seven video games over the previous 10 days proved this matchup was way more vital than your common April baseball.
When a distinctly autumnal chill settled in Chavez Ravine whereas their seventh exhausting assembly stretched into further innings Sunday night time, each groups and their followers could possibly be forgiven for considering forward to the larger, colder nights probably on the way in which.
“Undoubtedly a great preview of what ought to are available October,” San Diego’s Eric Hosmer mentioned.
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The Padres may take loads of further heat again house after a stirring comeback and a powerful end gave them an early benefit on this unfolding showdown.
Fernando Tatís Jr. scored on Hosmer’s sacrifice fly within the 11th inning, and the Padres rallied from a late six-run deficit for an Eight-7 victory over Los Angeles and their fourth win in seven largely thrilling video games towards the Dodgers.
Manny Machado delivered the tying RBI single within the ninth inning for the Padres, who claimed their third win on this four-game collection between Southern California rivals in appropriately dramatic trend.
“I feel we actually made an announcement,” mentioned Hosmer, who additionally had an RBI single within the eighth. “The entire baseball world was watching these video games, and I feel we confirmed we are able to compete with these guys. We respect who they’re, we respect what they’ve carried out, however we’re actually not going to again down from them.”
The Padres trailed 7-1 getting into the seventh, however scored two runs in every of the following three innings to power the defending World Collection champs into extras. After scoring an 11th-inning run with out a hit, San Diego gained for the fourth time its final 5 matchups with the powerhouse Dodgers, who took the primary two at Petco Park final weekend.
“For us, it felt like numerous missed alternatives, after which some good moments, however we weren’t in a position to shut the door on them once we wanted to,” mentioned Chris Taylor, who hit a three-run homer within the sixth for Los Angeles. “We all know we didn’t play our greatest baseball, and that’s one the place we’ve obtained to maintain enterprise and win.”
Los Angeles failed to attain within the 10th with the bases loaded and one out. Tim Hill (1-2) escaped the jam by putting out pinch-hitter Clayton Kershaw and rookie DJ Peters, who may have ended the sport if he hadn’t swung at a fastball nicely above the strike zone on a full depend.
Tatís began the 11th on second, stole third and scored simply on Hosmer’s lengthy fly off Garrett Cleavinger (Zero-1), who was making his Dodgers debut and second profession main league look.
Mark Melancon then earned his eighth save by retiring Mookie Betts and Corey Seager with two runners on to safe the rubber match, which lasted a couple of seconds lower than 5 hours.
“I feel that the web (end result) is that they outplayed us,” mentioned Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts, who did not disguise his distaste for his bullpen’s poor efficiency. “All of the video games have been shut, however over seven video games, they outplayed us. … It is extra about us. Once we pitch nicely, we win.”
Pinch-hitter Sheldon Neuse homered earlier than Taylor’s three-run shot in a five-run sixth inning by the Dodgers.
However Victor Caratini drove in two runs within the seventh for San Diego, and he singled and scored within the ninth earlier than Machado introduced house Tatís, who had hit his fifth homer in three video games method again within the fourth inning.
The Dodgers’ bullpen wasted an impressive begin by Dustin Might, who yielded two hits and struck out a career-best 10 over six dominant innings.
Joe Musgrove labored via three innings for the Padres, giving up two runs and three hits on 77 pitches — however the Dodgers additionally stranded 9 runners within the first 5 innings.
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This high-intensity collection even had extra drama between video games.
Dodgers starter Trevor Bauer obtained on social media to query whether or not Tatís peeked again on the catcher’s sign earlier than his second homer Saturday. Bauer warned that stealing indicators is “the kind of stuff that will get you hit in different video games.”
Bauer additionally quote-tweeted a video of the incident with a message to Tatís: “If that you must know what pitch is coming that badly, simply ask daddy properly.”
Tatís replied with a photoshopped model of himself holding a toddler with Bauer’s face, together with the caption “Tranquilo hijo” (settle down, son).
“I feel that was perhaps a little bit little bit of confusion on their half,” Hosmer mentioned afterward. “I don’t assume (Tatís) was actually indicators. I’ve nothing however respect for Trevor.”
Padres: LF Tommy Pham pulled up with a strained left calf whereas operating to first within the second inning.
Dodgers: Roberts needed to go deeper than he needed into his bullpen as a result of David Worth strained his hamstring whereas pitching the seventh inning.
Padres: After their first off day in 18 days, Chris Paddack (1-2, Three.50 ERA) takes the mound Tuesday in Phoenix once they open a two-game collection towards the Diamondbacks.
Dodgers: Julio Urías (Three-Zero, 2.81 ERA) returns to the mound for the primary time since putting out 11 Mariners over seven scoreless innings when Los Angeles opens a three-game house collection with Cincinnati.