Game 4 of the 2020 World Series was a tense back and forth battle between the Dodgers and the Rays. Dodger’s manager Dave Roberts decided to make all the wrong decisions in one game tonight. He pulled Julio Urias too soon after 4.2 innings. He left Pedro Baez in far too long after he gave up four runs which included two home runs, a three-run shot to Brandon Lowe in the sixth, and a solo shot to Kevin Kiermaier in the seventh that tied the game.
He ordered Enrique Hernandez, (clutch Kike) to sacrifice bunt a runner from second to third that nearly destroyed a seventh inning rally for the Dodgers. He allowed Kenley Jansen who has been cooked for the past two seasons to throw 88 MPH flat cutters to blow the game in the bottom of the ninth. The fact that he was unable to get Brett Phillips out, a minor league utility guy who has been sitting on the Ray’s bench for most of the postseason is quite honestly pathetic.
World Series Game 4
Dodgers 7 15 1
Rays 8 10 0
I could go on and on forever, but the end result was another Dodgers World Series disaster on Saturday night allowing Tampa Bay to tie the World Series at two games each. Nobody can be surprised by this at all. The Dodgers do this every year. Dave Roberts does this every year.
The Dodgers scored about 20 runs with two outs, and the lead changed hands constantly throughout the game. What really ticked me off was Kenley Jansen not covering home plate on that final play in the bottom of the ninth. He trotted back to the dugout with his head down. He should not pitch again for the rest of the series. Even more pathetic than Kenley’s awful pitching is Cody Bellinger injuring his back while sleeping and not being able to play center field.
Corey Seager and Justin Turner were the stars of the night for the Dodgers, each tallying four hits, and each hitting a home run. Turner is now the Dodger’s all-time leader in postseason home runs, moving ahead of Duke Snider in the record book.
Now the World Series rests in the hands of Clayton Kershaw, the game 5 starter for the Dodgers on Sunday. Tampa Bay will send Tyler Glasnow out to try and give the Rays the series lead. We’ve seen how this movie ends before haven’t we? Let’s pray somebody has rewritten the script with the good guys winning for once. Because I’m tired of seeing the same sequel over and over again.