Padres Win Unbelievable Comeback on Sunday Night Baseball vs. Dodgers

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Once again, Fernando Tatis Jr. proved he might be the best elite young talent in all of MLB on Sunday Night Baseball. This time, the Padres completed a once in a lifetime comeback for a national audience to see. 

In taking the win, they took three of four from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Suddenly, the Padres look again like a team that can play with anyone in baseball, and the Dodgers look like a team that is lucky to be off to the start they’re off to. 

Joe Musgrove was disappointing in this game, going just three innings. He left trailing 2-0, when Tatis Jr. hit his 7th home run of the young season. Remember, Tatis Jr. missed time by going on the 10-day IL with what seemed like a season-ending injury. 

The young face of baseball spent the weekend spraying balls all around Dodger Stadium. On this night, he took deep a Dustin May that had 10 strikeouts and his best stuff to date in his young career. 

Furthermore, Tatis Jr. had a hit in the top of the ninth off Jimmy Nelson that was integral to the rally the Padres put together. Trailing at one point 7-1, the Padres scored two in the 7th, two in the 8th, and then two in the 9th to tie the game 7-7. 

The Padres just played like the brash team they are. While there were some costly errors and things not done quite right, they are almost too stupid to ever believe they’re out of a game. 

Finally, these truly are the type of wins a young team trying to knock the defending champions off the hill get in the beginning stages on the climb up. 

There were over 400 pitches thrown in this game, which was finally decided in extra innings by an Eric Hosmer sacrifice fly. You guessed it, Tatis Jr. scored the winning run after stealing third base and recorded the final out by stepping on second base after fielding a ground ball hit by Corey Seager in ironic fashion. 

To be honest, the Padres are just getting started. This was the weekend that Tatis Jr. put himself on the map and showed he is the franchise and literally overpowered the Los Angeles Dodgers by himself in their park. 

I’ve seen a lot of things in the game of baseball, but I’ve never quite seen anything like what he just did from the beginning of the weekend until the end. It’s almost like it was following a script that no viewer would believe.