The jerk store called, they’re running out of you.
For those of you Seinfeld fans, you’ll understand the reference. If you’re not a Seinfeld fan, well, you’re missing out.
Jedd Gyorko was the hero on Sunday night, bringing in the go-ahead and game-winning run in the ninth inning, as the Dodgers defeated the Mets, 3-2. Entering the ninth in a tie game, Enrique Hernandez doubled with one out, representing the go-ahead run at second. Edwin Rios struck out, bringing Gyorko to the plate with two outs.
Down to his final strike, he singled up the middle to give LA the lead.
GO AHEAD, JEDD. pic.twitter.com/0C0X5UimzC— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 16, 2019
This was the first time all night the Dodgers had the lead. They fell behind early in this game, as the Mets put up two in the second inning. For New York, these would be the only runs they’d score all game, as they’d finish the game with only three hits.
Corey Seager brought in Max Muncy with a single in the fourth, cutting LA’s deficit to only one. The Dodgers had a number of chances to capitalize and put more runs on the board. For the game, they were 3-for-16 with runners in scoring position while leaving eight on base.
With one out in the eighth, Chris Taylor nearly hit a go-ahead two-run homer, but just fell short. It was still enough, as Gyorko came in to score to tie the game at two a piece.
Walker Buehler threw only five innings, allowing two runs while striking out only one. Coming into the game, manager Dave Roberts said he wanted to get his bullpen some work. Pedro Baez, Dustin May and Kenley Jansen each threw a scoreless inning. Adam Kolarek got one out in the ninth, and Kenta Maeda got the final two outs to pick up his second save of the season.
WP: Kenley Jansen (5-3) 1 IP, 1 SO
LP: Seth Lugo (6-4) 1 1⁄3 IP, 1 ER
SV: Kenta Maeda (2) 2⁄3 IP, 1 SO
The Dodgers will travel back to Dodger Stadium where they’ll take on the Rays for two games starting Tuesday night.