The ball hasn’t bounced the Los Angeles Dodgers’ way much in this series, but the top of the seventh inning was a much-needed reversal from the Baseball Gods.
In other words, there’s NOTHING like an article where the featured photo is of a well-placed bunt. Absolutely nothing in the world like it.
Trea Turner provided the “fireworks” in the seventh inning of Game 4 with the Dodgers already up 2-0, collecting his thoughts after a wayward drone flew over second base and briefly stopped Mookie Betts from advancing.
No, really, that’s exactly what happened.
Dodgers rally on Trea Turner bunt, Will Smith sac fly after drone delay
After Betts’ walk, reliever Steven Wilson served one up to Turner, who MADE HIM PAY … by plinking a bunt into no-man’s land, leading to some clunky Padres fielding and plenty of bodies crashing into each other.
Turner was safe, and Betts himself nearly scored on the play, but decided to play it safe.
That’s when Wilson just flat-out lost it. Betts “scored” on a “wild pitch” that, in fact, drilled Freddie Freeman.
With the bases loaded, Will Smith cashed in with a well-struck sac fly, and that’s what speed does! And that’s also what drones do.
Reliever Tim Hill then entered, and was greeted immediately with a double steal. If not for a devastating Max Muncy strikeout and a Justin Turner grounder, this thing really could’ve been broken open.
Instead, Dodgers fans will have to settle for a crucial bit of insurance and a new automated hero, floating just above second base and freaking out the world.
Few innings ahead of us. Get. This. Team. Home. To. Julio. Urías.