Two strikes, two outs, down by a run in the bottom of the ninth? Not a problem for Dodger catcher, Russell Martin. Trailing 1-0 to the Cardinals, with men on second and third, Martin hit a seeing-eye single into center field to score both the tying and winning runs as the Dodgers walked it off on the Cardinals for a 2-1 win.
As we’ve seen throughout the season, this team is relentless and never gives up. Not even after being shutout over 7 innings by Cardinals’ star, Jack Flaherty.
“It just seems like every day, there’s somebody different that you’re pouting Gatorade on,” said Dave Roberts. “It’s really good to see. It’s great for our ballclub – a testament to their desire, their will to play 27 outs.”
It was then up to Martin to win the game. It didn’t matter that he’s only slashing .219/.346/.316. All it took was a ground ball that made its way through the Cardinals defense.
“It’s unbelievable to be a part of a club where you know you’re never out of it,” said Dodger starter, Dustin May, who kept the Dodgers right in the game, allowing one run over 5.2 innings. “It’s a wonderful feeling.”
The Dodgers have an off-day on Thursday as Clayton Kershaw hosts his annual charity ping-pong event and baseball will resume on Friday when the Diamondbacks come to town. Robbie Ray will pitch for the visiting D-backs against Walker Buehler. Ray is 10-7 on the year with a 4.03 ERA and Buehler is 10-2 with a 3.22 ERA. Buehler is coming off his second complete game of the year. The game will start at 7:10 pm.