I grilled some steaks, and watched this game with my old man. The Dodgers had one of their more signature wins of the season, digging out of a 3-1 hole and shaky start by Kenta Maeda.
Cody Bellinger homered again, giving him 41 on the season. He got this one off Mike Soroka.
Bellinger would later double off the wall off Soroka, who isn’t an easy guy to dial long distance off to begin with. However, the Dodgers would leave the bases loaded when Edwin Rios grounded into a double play.
But they would draw blood again. Sean Newcomb entered throwing smoke. And Max Muncy homered to give the Dodgers a 5-3 lead.
It was Muncy’s 30th home run of the season. He’s got back-to-back prodigious power seasons now. The next batter was Justin Turner, and he also went deep to give the Dodgers a 6-3 lead. Will Smith later homered, giving the Dodgers the record total in a five-game span (22).
This is a special Dodgers team that got off the mat on Friday night in Atlanta and answered the bell. Ronald Acuña Jr. also stole a bag and had a hit in this one, because that’s what Acuña’s do. Even in a losing effort, filling the stat sheet.