Dodgers: Takeaways from a wild game three victory
A potential season saving rally
Through the first five innings of the game, it looked like the Dodgers were about to be pushed to the brink of elimination. Max Muncy hit a solo home run in the fifth inning continuing his own postseason hot streak but the rest of the offense was still in a funk. Until the sixth inning when the Nationals turned back to their starting pitchers out of the bullpen, this time Patrick Corbin.
Cody Bellinger worked a full count and singled to record his first hit of the 2019 postseason. Then Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock struck out to put another rally in danger. Then the offense exploded as the Dodgers scored seven runs, all with two strikes and two outs, a postseason record. David Freese singled and Russell Martin followed up with a two run double to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.
After a Chris Taylor walk and a two run double by Enrique Hernandez, Justin Turner delivered the big blow which was a three run home run. Turner usually delivers a big home run every postseason but it usually comes in the NLCS rather than the NLDS. The Dodgers are certainly glad it came early and hopefully will help push the Dodgers to a third straight NLCS appearance.