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Best moments of 2020: Cody Bellinger’s catch vs. Will Smith’s 5 hits

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The battle continues!

National League Division Series Game 2: Los Angeles Dodgers v. San Diego Padres Photo by Kelly Gavin/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Happy Thursday, everyone. Back for some voting as we wind down on the Sweet 16 and get ready for the Elite 8. Before we look at today’s matchup, we will look back at how the voting went for our last battle.

To no surprise, Justin Turner’s incredible double play in the NLCS took home the win, with the results being pretty different on both sites. On TBLA, Turner won with a convincing 76 percent of the vote. However, people on Twitter leaned the other way just a tad, as he had 65 percent over there.

Still, he’s your winner, he’ll advance, and here’s an updated look at the bracket.


Cody Bellinger robs Fernando Tatis Jr.

Yeah, this one won’t be close. One of the best plays of the Dodgers’ October run, and one of the best plays in Dodgers postseason history. In Game 2 of the NLDS, the Dodgers were hanging on to a one-run lead in the seventh inning. With two outs, Tatis Jr. crushed what looked to be a go-ahead two-run home run. Bellinger had other ideas.

He leaped and robbed what would have been a home run, saving the game for the Dodgers, and possibly the series. Had this been a homer, who knows how the game could have turned out. San Diego could have won, and the series would have been tied at one. Not only was this a game-saving catch by Bellinger, it was a series-saving catch.

Will Smith makes Dodgers postseason history

Anytime you can do something no player has ever done for the Dodgers in the playoffs, that’s impressive. Will Smith became the first player in franchise history to ever record five hits in one postseason game.

He had two doubles, three singles and drove in three runs as the Dodgers advanced to the NLCS.


Poll

What was the better moment?

This poll is closed

  • 89%
    Cody Bellinger’s catch
    (329 votes)
  • 10%
    Will Smith’s 5 hit game
    (38 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now