The Los Angeles Dodgers they saw their divisional hopes flash before their eyes. They were in their last out in what would have been a disappointing series loss to the Colorado Rockies. To make matters worse, when they looked at the out-of-town scoreboard, they could see that the Giants had taken a brief lead over the Padres in San Diego.
A three-game deficit with nine games remaining in the regular season almost seemed insurmountable given the San Francisco Giants’ historic season. But with their backs to the wall, the Dodgers responded with a 7-5 scoring victory Thursday at Coors Field, thanks to a Max Muncy’s two-run HR in the 10th inning. Here the video:
With the Giants’ 7-6 victory and loss to the San Diego Padres, the Dodgers are now one game away from the NL West divisional race, with nine games to play.
Starter Max Scherzer had his first hard outing since joining the Dodgers, allowing five runs in five innings. Thursday’s five earned runs matched the total he had allowed in his first nine starts with the team. It was the first time since Aug. 21 that Scherzer allowed an earned run.
Despite Thursday’s tough outing, Scherzer has deservedly dominated the headlines since joining the Dodgers. His 0.78 ERA starting Thursday is one of the best nine-game stretches of his decorated career.