Dodgers Lose In the Worst Possible Way: A Balk


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With the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth against the Mariners, Dylan Floro balked in the winning run, losing the game for the Dodgers by a score of 5-4. The balk came shortly after the Dodgers battled back against the M’s, tying the game on a Max Muncy home run in the ninth inning.

The Mariners got runners on first and second against Caleb Furguson in the bottom of the tenth with a soft single and an even softer infield single. Dave Roberts then decided to bring in the righty, Floro. If you remember, Floro is the one who walked a batter with the bases loaded in the Dodgers-Rockies series at Coors Field. This time, Floro walked the bases loaded. Then he balked.

With one out in the tenth, Kyle Seager came to the plate. Corey’s older brother had already had a good game, hitting a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. But this time, Seager didn’t even get to finish his at-bat. With Cameron Maybin on third base, Floro dropped his hands after coming set. Immediately, a balk was called.

Cody Bellinger got the Dodgers started in the top of the first inning. The Dodgers had a runner on second base with two outs and two strikes on Bellinger. Bellinger shortened up his swing and hit the ball back into center field for an RBI single.

Rich Hill was given a 1-0 lead going into the bottom of the first inning. However, he wasted it. In almost no time, Nelson Cruz hit an RBI single to tie the game. Then Kyle Seager came to the plate. As I already told you, Seager hit a three-run homer. Seager attacked a fastball over the plate for a home run.

The score of 4-1 held up until the eighth inning when the Dodgers were facing Mariners’ reliever, Alex ColoméJustin Turner led off the inning with a solo home run into left field. Two batters later, Bellinger absolutely destroyed a baseball and launched it almost into the third deck behind right field.

The magic wasn’t done yet, however. In the top of the ninth, Mariners’ closer, Edwin Díaz was trying to convert his 29th save of the year. But Muncy had other plans. He hit a full-count fastball into the seats behind right field, tying the game at 4.

The game went into extra innings, where an unlucky hit and a walk, made it possible for a bases-loaded balk.

Up Next:

Clayton Kershaw will go for the series win against Roenis Elias. Elias has only made one start this year. In his 13 appearances, Elias has a 2-0 record with a 2.88 ERA.

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