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NLCS Game 7: Dodgers Complete Incredible Comeback To Win National League Pennant

Bellinger NLCS 2020

The Dodgers just pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in postseason history with a 4-3 win over the Braves in game 7 of the National League championship series to win the National League pennant on Sunday night at Globe Life field in Arlington Texas. The Dodgers down 3-2 in the sixth inning got a game-tying home run from Enrique Hernandez, and the game winning home run an inning later from Cody Bellinger.

There is no way anything I type here can explain or properly recap this incredible turnaround. I’ll just post some videos and you guys can enjoy the celebration. Julio Urias pitched three scoreless innings to clinch the pennant. The Braves had gone up 2-0 early, but a huge base-running blunder later in the game cost them dearly. The Dodgers tied it in the bottom of the third on a two RBI single from Will Smith who has been especially clutch this postseason.

NLCS Game 7

Braves    3 3 0

Dodgers  4 10 0




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The Braves went ahead in the top of the fourth on an RBI single from Austin Riley. The Dodgers don’t give up though, they never did even when they were down 3-1 in the series. In the bottom of the sixth Enrique Hernandez tied it with a massive pinch-hit home run off the second deck. One inning later, Cody Bellinger’s home run put the Dodgers ahead for good. Even though Cody injured his shoulder during the celebration, he was ok and finished the game in center field.

Mookie Betts continued his excellent outfield defense with another gravity defying catch in right field, robbing Freddie Freeman of a home run. I think the guy has wings or something. Corey Seager was named the NLCS MVP. Seager earned it with 5 home runs and 11 runs batted in, all National League records. The World Series starts on Tuesday night. Do you believe in miracles? Four more wins.

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3 thoughts on “NLCS Game 7: Dodgers Complete Incredible Comeback To Win National League Pennant

  1. I can admit wholeheartedly that I have totally underestimated the Dodgers. What a team victory in game 7! What a series comeback, needing three straight wins to avoid elimination. So many “game changers” both offensively and defensively. Mookie’s huge defensive play, robbing Freeman of a HR. …could have been a game changer either way, fortunately it went the Dodger’s way. JT’s double play. Turner was able to dive like Superman, tag the runner out on the fly, and still have the instinct to throw out the runner at 3rd. Kiké and his pinch hit HR, Mamba Mentality for sure…did you see the look on his face as he rounded the bases? The game winning Belli-Bomb. May escaping the first inning jam with giving up just one run. Treinen’s two strong innings after Gonsolin’s struggles. Urias giving his all with three strong innings of shutout ball to close out the game. No need for Kershaw or Jansen. Plays like that had to put the Braves in a coma. It will be a long, sad ride home to Atlanta.

    DR once again comes out looking like a genius. I had to bow down to DR after his decision to pinch hit for Pederson, and Kiké’s monstrous blast.

    The only negatives (you know I have to have some) were the use of May as the opener., who definitely did not have it, and 1-10 RISP, the preverbal Achilles Heel for the Dodgers.

    I think the Braves were the toughest team in the post season race. Tampa Bay will No doubt be a tough opponent. Runs will be needed, and blown scoring opportunities has to be at a minimum. Also, the Dodgers will have to make some important pitching decisions. Urias and Buehler have been the strongest (4-0 in post season). Will DR keep Urias in the bullpen? Will Buehler be able to beat his blister problems? Will DR still hand the ball to Jansen in the 9th? Can Kershaw take command and win the crucial 1st game? Will DR still rely heavily on bullpen games?

    World Series! Still a lot of work to do. Take one game at a time! Go Blue!

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