Los Angeles held a two run lead against Pittsburgh for most of the game Tuesday, May 9. After six impressive innings, though, the wheels fell off young Dodgers phenomenon Julio Urias. In the top of the seventh, the Pirates were able to tie the game at two apiece. Pittsburgh gained a brief lead for the first time in the eighth inning before seeing it vanish again in the ninth as Bellinger singled home Corey Seager. Kenley Jansen then efficiently retired the side with two strikeouts in the top half of the ninth inning on 11 pitches. With the game now tied in extra frames, Austin Barnes got the call to pinch hit for Kenley. Barnes came to bat with two out and, yes, Ross Stripling on first base pinch running for Yasmani Grandal.
Pittsburgh’s Daniel Hudson had allowed a line drive to Grandal to start the inning, but looked sharp striking out Chris Taylor and Puig. Then Austin Barnes stepped into the batter’s box and the rest is Dodgers history. Barnes blasted the first pitch offered by Hudson to the right field wall for an RBI double, the second walk-off of 2017 for LA.