When Julio Urías allowed the Mets back-to-back home runs in the top of the seventh inning, it seemed like the Dodgers’ fate was sealed. They were down 8-3 after the singing of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’, but only the baseball gods knew what was in store.
The Dodgers slowly chipped away at the Mets’ five-run lead before their monster ninth inning. An RBI single by Justin Turner and a Corey Seager solo home run put them within three runs of the Mets.
The ninth saw seven Dodgers step up to the plate without an out being recorded (unless you count the walk-off sacrifice fly).
Home run. Home run. Double. Double. Intentional Walk. Single. Sacrifice Fly. Walk-off win.
This five-run comeback in total featured eight hits, two walks and a game-winning sacrifice fly by Alex Verdugo. The eight hits include a home run by Corey Seager in the eighth inning and back-to-back dingers by Joc Pederson and Max Muncy in the ninth.
This huge comeback was necessary after the kind of game the Mets put up against the Dodgers.
In Walker Buehler’s previous seven starts, he hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs. The Mets were able to tally five off him on Wednesday. This brings Buehler’s ERA up to above 4.00 for the first time since May 11.
With one out in the first inning, Dominic Smith singled on a line drive to left field before Alonso hit one out to center field for his first of the night. His second dinger came in the fifth inning off of Buehler as well.
The Dodgers worked three consecutive doubles off of Noah Syndergaard to put two runs on the board and cutting the Mets’ lead to one. Justin Turner’s RBI single in the third inning evened the score at three.
Overall, the Dodgers were 6-for-10 with runners in scoring position and combined for eight doubles on the night. Despite the relievers allowing a total of three runs, their Dodgers offense came to back them up. Better late than never.
WP: Scott Alexander (3-1), 1.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K
LP: Edwin Díaz (1-3, 2 blown saves), 0.1 IP, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 2 HR, 0 K
Home runs: Seager, Muncy, Pederson, Alonso (2), Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith
Sac Fly: Alex Verdugo
Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers look to take the series versus the Mets on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PDT.
Edit: A previous version of this article stated the Dodgers had six doubles on Wednesday. The Dodgers had eight doubles.