From what we’ve seen from Will Smith this year, it’s clear that no situation is too big for him. That includes a 0-0 tie in the 9th inning. On Wednesday afternoon, Smith slugged a go-ahead 3-run homer in the 9th to give the Dodgers the lead and propel them to a 5-1 win.
“The Fresh Prince delivered again,” said Dave Roberts. “He just keeps taking good at-bats. Just comes up in big sports and big hits.”
“Just trying to get something to the outfield, and it worked out and went over the fence,” said Smith.
On the other side of the ball, Hyun-Jin Ryu was fantastic. He pitched 6 scoreless innings, allowed just 3 hits and 1 walk, and lowered his season ERA to 1.66. Interestingly enough, Ryu only struck out one batter.
The Dodgers are headed back to LA for a 10-game homestand, starting with the San Diego Padres. Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers and Joey Lucchesi will pitch for the Padres. Kershaw is 9-2 this year with a 2.85 ERA. Lucchesi sits at 7-5 with a 4.12 ERA. The game will begin at 7:10 pm.