Dodgers: Offense destroys Braves’ Kyle Wright in first inning to take 11-0 lead
The Dodgers have a huge lead after blitzing the Braves in the top of the first inning.
Welcome back, offense. We missed you!
The Los Angeles Dodgers scored just one run on five hits across the first 15 innings of the NLCS, but managed to wake up late in Game 2. However, their efforts fell short and it was too little too late for those seven runs. However, that surge was certainly a sign of good things to come in Game 3.
Across their last four innings, the Dodgers have now scored 18 runs, with 11 of those coming in the top half of the first inning on Wednesday night. They chased Atlanta Braves starter Kyle Wright out of the game and have a tremendous cushion in a must-win affair. It all started when Mookie Betts reached base on an infield single after a replay review determined he was safe. Corey Seager drove him home with a double.
With two outs, Will Smith drove home Seager with an RBI double of his own. Wright then walked Cody Bellinger, and Joc Pederson did this:
Edwin Rios went back-to-back with Pederson with a solo shot to make it 6-0. Braves manager Brian Snitker was forced to go to the bullpen, calling on Grant Dayton to relieve Wright.
LA batted around and Seager drove in another run with an RBI single to make it 7-0. After that, Justin Turner was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Max Muncy took it upon himself to destroy the entire city of Atlanta.
Grand. Slam. It’s now 11-0, which is a new Major League Baseball record for runs scored in the first inning of a playoff game.
Believe it or not, this was a 10-run 2-out rally. Both Turner and Muncy grounded out after Seager drove in Betts, but LA didn’t even think about putting down their lumber for a second. Over bettors, enjoy the rest of the evening.