In 2005, Paul Konerko stood in the World Series-winning clubhouse of the White Sox, talking about how the moment would not have been possible without having to play with urgency in the final two weeks of the season.
Puig, Bellinger and Taylor had two hits apiece for the Dodgers, who were playing their second contest on a 10-game trip. The Dodgers are 21-3 in games started by their ace this season.
"We needed it", manager Dave Roberts said. He banged it off the wall in left-center to bring home two more runs. Since the start of September, only Justin Turner (.379 wOBA since September 1) has hit at an above-average level. I was terrified. The club was coming off of a historic 52-9 run over a 61-game stretch.
Recently, the Dodgers have turned into an unmitigated disaster and have played abysmally in every aspect of the game. He walked four and struck out eight in a laborious 101-pitch effort. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he is 5-13 with a 5.31 ERA and 137 strikeouts this season.
Yankees 5, Rays 1: Todd Frazier's three-run homer capped New York's five-run fourth inning, and the Yankees beat Tampa Bay in a game relocated to Citi Field because of Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida's Gulf Coast.
The Dodgers had hoped Kershaw could end the streak last week. That was magnified when Kershaw struggled in his half of the sixth, as he gave up two hits and a run, only a strike out with the bases loaded saved the Dodgers from giving up the lead.
Kershaw has not suffered a loss when his team provided him at least four runs of support since May 17, 2014, when he was tagged for seven earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in an 18-7 loss to Arizona.
Math would tell you that the chance of.643 team, as the Dodgers are now, losing 10 in a row is about a third of 1 percent. It's about us, and the value we place in non-violent chaos and undifferentiated shame. Charlie Blackmon and Arenado added RBI singles. We came back, got back in the game a couple times. John Brenkus also proved for ESPN many years ago that it's better to run through the bag as opposed to diving. It hasn't always been our way all the time. Everybody is going to have their moments during the season.
Forsythe reached on shortstop Story's error. "Arians is going to have to get imaginative with his game plans now, if Johnson misses a few games".
"It's baseball, right?" Cueto said of his bad luck. "Bettis was doing his job, he was getting ground balls".
The Dodgers and Nationals meet in Washington later in the week.
All a great sign for the Nationals especially while the squad is waiting for the face of their franchise, Bryce Harper, to heal his left knee on the disabled list.
Colorado's DJ LeMahieu had his 16-game hitting streak end when he went 0 for 4 with a walk. In another game, five players with Los Angeles scored in do uble figures to lead the Sparks to a 79-66 victrory over the Phoenix Mercury as LA seeks to defend its WNBA championship.
Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson tossed a side session Friday that went well. Granderson hit.111 in his first 22 games as a Dodger; heading into Tuesday, Grandal was batting.038 since Sept. 1.
If this was earlier in the year, this wouldn't have been a big deal whatsoever, but with the regular season winding down, open dates, while still available, are less readily available.