Dodgers: All Ten 2017 Walk-off Wins In Living Color
By Josh Burke
The Dodgers were down 2-5 in the bottom of the ninth. Phillies closer Hector Neris was called upon to shut the back door on the game and give his young ballclub a rare road victory. It was not happening on this night. With the count full on him, Yasiel Puig led off with a line drive home run to deep left-center field. On the very next pitch, Cody Bellinger also went yard on a deep blast to right. With Turner up next, Neris continued to serve sloppy meatballs, gifting JT with a third straight Dodger homer to start the ninth.
Philadelphia was eventually able to get two out, although they had allowed Dodgers hitters to reach first and second base. Old friend Adrian Gonzalez came to the plate next. El Titan did his thing and battled to a one-ball and two-strike count. He waited for the pitch he wanted and, snake-like, uncoiled a single through the shortstop/third base gap to score Austin Barnes from second. Gonzalez’s RBI won the game for the Dodgers with walk-off victory number one of ten on Saturday, April 29th.