Once there was a time when wins like this at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles were commonplace and weird things seemed to happen late.
While the Dodgers have over 100 wins in 2021, there just haven’t been that many magical wins. However on Wednesday night, with their regular season division crown on the line, they rose to the occasion late with possibly the win of the year. Who would have thought that with over 100 wins, the Dodgers would still be playing meaningful games in late September?
It was five late-inning home runs that would fuel the comeback of the season and keep the Dodgers alive to win the NL West once again.
Ironically, Cody Bellinger entered the game late for an injured Gavin Lux and homered to tie it. In the end, it was Corey Seager who won it for the Dodgers with a home run of his own.
Bellinger is hitting just .161 on the year, but it was his 10th home run on the season. With all his problems, he won’t finish with a single-digit home run season on the back of his baseball card just yet.
And perhaps this is what the Dodgers needed to make a run in October and give themselves a shot at a true repeat. Without question, this was a win they had to have with just four left to play.