Just like you, I’m trying to get the sour taste of the NLDS out of my mouth. It’s hard, and it will still take time for me to fully recover. But hey, let’s try and cheer ourselves up. Though it was a postseason we’d like to forget, the Dodgers gave us a 2019 regular season we won’t forget anytime soon.
They hit a total of 12 walk-offs. Some that came via the home run, some that came courtesy of rookies, and even a true “walk” off.
Though all of them are great, here are the 12 walk-offs from 2019, ranked from 12 to 1.
No. 12 / Max Muncy saves the Dodgers in extras
Arguably the best bat-drop from a walk-off this season. With the game tied at one in the 10th, Muncy launches this one into the night sky, giving the Dodgers the 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays.
No. 11 / Matt Beaty begins the rookie weekend
The Dodgers had three consecutive games in which a rookie hit a walk-off home run. Lost in all this was the fact that Walker Buehler threw a complete game while striking out SIXTEEN. Also, notice how Beaty totally leaves him hanging as he rounds third and heads home.
No. 10 / FIVE. STRAIGHT. WALKS.
I can almost guarantee you’ll never see a finish like this again. Trailing one, and down to their final strike, the Dodgers rallied off FIVE CONSECUTIVE WALKS to win the game and shock the D-Backs.
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No. 9 Alex Verdugo - THE BOYS CAN HIT
This walk-off capped the biggest comeback on this list, and it was arguably the most exciting finish out of all them. Down three entering the ninth, the Dodgers scored three runs and loaded the bases, all before recording the first out. Verdugo hit one deep enough to left, bringing in the winning run. He also gave us one of the best quotes of the season.
No. 8 / Kiké Hernández on his bobblehead night
I’m not sure if there’s a way you can look up how many players have a walk-off on their bobblehead night, but the list must be pretty small.
No. 7 / Joc Pederson on Jackie Robinson Day
This one was awesome. A walk-off on Jackie Robinson Night, while wearing the incredible throwback Brooklyn jerseys. The reaction from Joc was priceless, as he turns towards the dugout, pounding his chest as he heads to first. Luckily for him, the ball did just clear the fence, or else things could’ve been really awkward for him.
No. 6 / Russell Martin showing that the old guys can do it too
Essentially all of the walk-offs came from the younger guys, so Russell Martin wanted to get in on the action. Down to their final strike, Martin singled up the middle to bring in two.
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No. 5 / Alex Verdugo hits second walk-off capping career-day
Arguably the best game of his career came on June 22, as Alex Verdugo walked it off against the Rockies. It was one of two home runs he had on the day, his only multi-homer game of his career. He also had four hits, something he’s only done twice in his career. This was also the second straight game a Dodgers rookie hit a walk-off homer. Also, his celebration at home plate with the between-the-legs was too awesome.
No. 4 / A historic homer
After hitting a walk-off homer for his first career home run, Will Smith added to the history. With this walk-off homer, it was the first time in major league history that rookie teammates had hit walk-off homers in three straight games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
No. 3 / A near photo-finish
Trailing one with the go-ahead run at first, Max Muncy scorched one down the right field line to the wall. The runner at second scored easily, but everyone in the stadium and at home knew it would be a close battle for the second run, as Corey Seager was rounding the bases. Topped with an incredible Joe Davis call, Seager slides into home, barely beating the throw, and the Dodgers win it off Kirby Yates.
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No. 2 / The Fresh Prince of LA arrives
It’s always cool when a player hits the first home run of their career. It’s even cooler when the first homer of their career is a walk-off.
No. 1 / IT’S BELLINGER’S TURN
When people will look back on the 2019 season and think of walk-offs, they’ll probably remember the three from the rookies. However, in regards to a single individual walk-off, was there anything more epic than this one?
Seeing Bellinger get all of it, drop his bat, throw his hands in the sky, and hearing Joe Davis’ incredible call. Chills.
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