Coming off his first walk off hit last night, Corey Seager hit his first grand slam in the bottom of the 8th inning to propel the never say die Dodgers to an improbable come from behind 9-7 victory for a sweep over the Reds. It is the Dodgers fourth straight win in which they came back from a 7-3 deficit. Hyun-jin Ryu was on the mound facing off against Tim Adleman.
Ryu was destroyed by the long ball as the balls seemed to be launching out of the park today. Adam Duvall and former Dodger Scott Schebler took Ryu deep in the top of the 2nd inning. The Reds led 3-0 at that point. The Dodgers fought back in the bottom of the 2nd when Cody Bellinger hit a two run shot to cut the deficit to 3-2. For Bellinger it was his 14th homer but wasn’t done yet.
Joey Votto then hit a solo shot in the third to increase the lead 4-2. Ryu would only last 4 innings. He was relieved by Ross Stripling. In the bottom of the 5th Chase Utley hit a solo shot to make 4-3. Jose Peraza hit a sac fly in the top of the 6th to score another Reds run. Devin Mesoraco who homered yesterday then hit a two run shot for the Reds to make the score 7-3.
Adrian Gonzalez left the game with some back issues and Bellinger was put at 1st base. Stay tuned to see what happens with that situation. The bottom of the 8th inning will stand as one of those magical moments of this season. Cody Bellinger hit a solo shot for his 15th homer to cut the lead 7-4 to start it off. With one out , Yasmani Grandal hit a single. Rasiel Iglesias came in for the Reds.
Yasiel Puig then had a patient at bat for a walk. Kike Hernandez then had the most important and longest at bat in recent memory, as he kept fouling off pitch after pitch. He finally got walked. Chase Utley the gray fox also walked to score a run to make the score 7-5. Corey Seager who is the face of the franchise then took the first pitch he saw from Iglesias and sent the Dodger crowd into a frenzy as he hit a grand slam to make the score 9-7.
Kenley Jansen then came in to register his 200th career save and add another inning without walking anyone. The Rockies also finally lost so the Dodgers gained a game in the standings. The Dodgers will now head out for a six game road trip.