The San Diego Padres are driving the Los Angeles Dodgers into a rivalry. At Padres Petco Park, “Beat LA” resounding from Oracle Park, home of the SF Giants, is now natural. But the Dodgers don’t see the Padres as a rival. I regard it as a heavenly enemy.
However, the Dodgers, which boasted an absolute advantage with 14 wins and 5 losses in the regular season last year, lost 1 win and 3 losses in the most important division series. The media is positioning the relationship between the two teams as a fierce rivalry like angsuk. This is also why the sports channel ESPN organized the final game of the first weekend series between the two teams as ‘Sunday Night Baseball’.
On the 6th, when SD top hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. hit Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw with a multi-home run and slammed him in the 5th inning, a tearful photo combination was displayed on the billboard in Petco Park, angering Dodgers officials and fans. But there was no immediate response. It has only been covered extensively in the media. I wonder how the Dodgers will come out this weekend at Dodger Stadium.
The final match of the series on the 8th (Korean time), which was a rubber match with 1 win and 1 loss, was very dramatic. The Dodgers seemed to leave San Diego with a losing series as they failed to take advantage of scoring opportunities on first and second base in the 8th inning, trailing 1-2. However, it was revealed how difficult it is to block a 1-point gap in a rival game.
SD, leading 2-1, put in left-hander Josh Hader in the 9th inning order. He tied for the lead in the division with 11 saves. Hader hit right-handed hitter Tracy Thompson and Chris Taylor, who led the win with a two-run home run the day before, with a hit. I faced Mookie Betts with only one out count left.
Right fielder Betts, who won the Gold Glass Award, made a double that bounced Zander Bogarts’ batted ball into the glove during defense in the bottom of the first inning, providing an excuse for the second run. It was a double hit on record, but it was a disappointing defense. After two outs in the ninth, Hader, the Padres closer, used a 155 km (96 mile) sinker to his body on a ball count of 3-1. Betts’ bat cut the wind, and it became the tying home run that caused the Petco Park Padres fans to lament. 스포츠토토
Betts is a hitter who showed off his clutch hitter by hitting 10 home runs in the ninth inning or later. Hader’s first blown save of the season. The Dodgers, who gained momentum with a tying home run, won a dramatic 5-2 come-from-behind victory with a come-from-behind hit by rookie Michael Bush and a consolidating two-run home run by James Outman in the 10th inning. On the 6th, he repaid the 2-5 defeat and wrote a winning series.
The Dodgers maintain an absolute advantage with 12 wins and 4 losses in the last 16 regular season games against the Padres. As of this day, the Dodgers are 21-14 and the Padres are 18-17.