LOS ANGELES —— The Dodgers got a great start from Hyun-Jin Ryu as they won their 100th game of the season. The 7-4 win was a nice present for their fans, over 3,974,000 tickets were sold this season to set a new attendance record for the team.
The Dodgers won the season series by a 15-4 margin against the Rockies.
The final attendance tally for Dodger Stadium in the 2019 regular season is 3,974,309.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 22, 2019
Ryu pitched seven innings and gave up three runs and six hits. He struck out eight and had no walks. This was his 13th start where he pitched at least seven innings and had one or zero walks.
Wait a second, who am I kidding, this is the story of the day. Trailing by a run going to the bottom of the fifth inning, Ryu led off and then fell behind 0-2. What followed was a moment he and Dodger fans have been waiting for since his 2013 debut.
Following Ryu’s blast, Joc Pederson walked and then Gavin Lux and Justin Turner singled to load the bases. The Rockies brought in left-handed pitcher Jake McGee to pitch to Cody Bellinger.
Bellinger hit a line drive over the right-field wall for a grand slam and a four-run lead for the Dodgers.
Help us with the caption. We're missing a letter.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 22, 2019
Corey Seager continued his hot hitting with two more hits including a solo home run in the seventh to make it a three-run lead.
Corey Seager has a multi-hit game in seven of his last eight games. He is batting .469 in that span. That was his second homer in the stretch.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 22, 2019
Dustin May worked himself out a jam he partially created in the eighth inning. Coming in with a runner on first with no outs, May hit the first batter he faced. But then he got Garrett Hampson to ground into a double play. May then struck out Nolan Arenado to end the threat.
Will Smith hit a solo home run, his first since August 31st. That made it 7-3 and put the cap on the scoring.
In the ninth inning, Kenley Jansen was brought in to get some work with a four-run lead. After a ground-ball single to the un-shifted covered left-side of the infield, Jansen got a line out and a fly out. Sam Hilliard would double home a run to make it 7-4 but then Jansen struck out pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy to end the game.
Home runs: Garrett Hampson (6), Hyun-Jin Ryu (1), Cody Bellinger (46), Sam Hilliard (6), Corey Seager (18), Will Smith (14)
WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-5), 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO
LP: Antonio Senzatela (10-11), 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 4 ER 3 BB, 4 SO
The Dodgers will have their last regular season off-day on Monday. They will spend part of that busing down to San Diego to begin their road trip against the Padres. On Tuesday, Rich Hill will make the start for the Dodgers at Petco Park, first pitch is scheduled at 7:10 p.m.