In a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning, Matt Beaty came to the plate and hit yet another go-ahead three-run homer as he propelled the Dodgers to a 10-6 win.
Beaty’s reputation amongst Dodger fans has grown over the past month. He is now turning into one of the players we want in a pressure situation. He stepped up in a big way on Saturday night with two men on and one out in a tie game in the 8th. But one high slider later, Beaty had put the Dodgers on top.
While Beaty’s homer was a ton of fun, if the Dodger bullpen was any good, it wouldn’t have been necessary. The Dodgers entered the 8th inning with a 6-run lead, big enough the Dave Roberts decided to give his best player, Cody Bellinger, the rest of the night off.
The bullpen’s blunders erased what had been great start by Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw threw 6 shutout innings, allowing just a pair of infield hits with one walk and 10 strikeouts. With a 6 run lead, he entered the game as the winning pitcher of record but ultimately had to settle for a no-decision as Báez was given both the blown save and the win.
The Dodgers are going for aa sweep of the Marlins on Sunday afternoon as Walker Buehler and Jordan Yamamoto face off. Buehler is 8-1 on the year with a 3.44 ERA but he’s coming off a start where he allowed 6 runs (only 2 earned) against the Phillies. Yamamoto has been fantastic in 6 career starts. He’s 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. The game will begin at 1:10 pm.