10/8/20 Arlington, Texas - The San Diego Padres comeback came up short last night as the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to win 6-5 in Game 2 of the NLDS at Globe Life Field.
The Padres scored first in the top of the second inning off of Clayton Kershaw, after Wil Myers hit a double that allowed Tommy Pham to score to take a 1-0 lead.
At the bottom of the third inning, Corey Seager hit a double, and Aj Pollick and Austin Barnes both score to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Moments later, Max Muncy single and Seager scored, making the score 3-1.
Cody Bellinger, in the bottom of the fourth inning, hit a solo home run over the center-field wall to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead. Kershaw was looking good until the top of the sixth inning.
Kershaw did the unthinkable, gave up back-to-back home runs to the Padres, one to Manny Machado, and the other one to Eric Hosmer, made the score 4-3.
In the top of the seventh inning, with the Dodgers leading 4-3, the Dodgers pitcher Brusdar Graterol with a runner on base gave up a monster shot to Fernando Tatis Jr. that was going over the center-field wall, when Bellinger leaped high to make the catch.
"Great players make great plays in big moments, and Cody did just that," said manager Dave Roberts. "Game-changing play."
The Dodgers responded in the bottom of the seventh inning when Justin Turner hit a sacrifice fly ball that knocked in Mookie Betts, made the score 5-3. Max Muncy would single, and Seager scored, increase the Dodgers lead to 6-3.
Kenley Jensen came in at the top of the ninth inning and gave up two runs after Mitch Moreland double that scored Jake Cronenworth, and Trent Grisham single allowed Moreland to score as the Padres now trail the Dodgers 6-5.
Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts had seen enough and decided to go with Joe Kelly with the Dodgers leading by one run with two outs. Kelly struggle with the control of his pitches walked Fernando Tatis Jr and Manny Machado.
The next batter Kelly had to face was Hosmer, which homer off Kershaw in the top of the second inning, got him to hit a sharp ground ball to the Dodgers' second baseman Enriques Hernandez who threw to Muncy at first base for the final out that gave Kershaw the win, and got Jansen off the hook. #MLB #ladodgers #padres #claytonkershaw #codybellingers #joekelly #nlds #postseasonbaseball #tgsportstv1