The Dodgers hit seven solo home runs on Sunday and they needed every one of them as they won 8-7 in 11 innings at Citi Field on Sunday. Justin Turner, who had struck out looking in his prior plate appearance, hit the final home run with two out in the eleventh against the just called up righthander Chris Flexen.
Both Kiké Hernández and Cody Bellinger hit a pair of homers with Max Muncy and Joc Pederson also homering in the game. The Dodgers other run scored when Matt Kemp hit into a double play.
All seven home runs were solo shots and that is pretty rare, apparently doing it on the road is even rarer.
The @Dodgers hit seven home runs at Citi Field this afternoon, becoming the fifth team all-time to hit seven solo HR in a game. They are just the second team to do so on the road, joining the Braves, who did so on 5/28/2006 at Wrigley Field. #Dodgers— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) June 24, 2018
The last time the Dodgers hit seven home runs in a game was on August 22, 2016, an 18-9 win at Cincinnati. Adrián González hit three home runs in that game.
The Dodgers now have 102 home runs this season, they were the first team in the National League to go over a hundred home runs. They also have 46 home runs in June, their LA Dodger record is 53 which they did last June.
Rich Hill started for the Dodgers and he did not pitch as well as he did last Tuesday. He pitched five innings and gave up four runs and five hits. Hill struck out five and walked one. Hill also hit three batters and that would prove to be costly as all three of those runners scored.
The Dodgers appeared to be heading to a win when in the eighth inning, Erik Goeddel gave up a three-run homer to Kevin Plawecki that made it a 7-7 tie game.
Daniel Hudson picked up the win after he relieved Kenley Jansen who pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Hudson pitched two innings, gave up a hit and a walk and struck out two.
For the Mets, this was a bullpen game and their bullpen had given up a league leading 41 home runs thus far this season. They gave up five more today as their first-time starter Jerry Blevins, a reliever by trade, made the start and he gave up the first two home runs, back-to-back, to Hernández and Muncy in the first inning.
The Dodgers head back to Los Angeles for a 10-game home stand, the first four will be with the Chicago Cubs. A pair of righthanders Kenta Maeda and Duane Underwood will go against each other in the series opener, first pitch at 7:10 p.m. As noted below, if this start happens, it will the MLB debut for Underwood.
The Cubs announced 2012, 2nd round pick, Duane Underwood, will make his ML debut on Monday at Dodgers Stadium. Underwood is 3-7 with a 4.27 ERA at Triple-A Iowa. The righty has a career 3.79 minor league ERA. https://t.co/fMViiMpbCt— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) June 24, 2018
Home runs: Kiké Hernández 2 (12), Max Muncy (15), Cody Bellinger 2 (15), Asdrubal Cabrera (13), Joc Pederson (10), Kevin Plawecki (1), Justin Turner (3)
WP - Daniel Hudson (2-2): 2 IP, 1 hit, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts
LP - Chris Flexen (0-1): 1 IP, 1 hit, 1 run