Beaty Saves The Day After Bullpen Blows It

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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 Dodgers had a 6-1 lead entering the 8th inning, but J.T. Chargois, Caleb Ferguson, Yimi García, and Pedro Báez joined forces and, along with two errors, gave up 5 runs and tied the ballgame.

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.

Up Next:

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.

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