Dodgers: With all and bad outing by Max Scherzer, LA wins and gets within a game of Giants

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.

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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.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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