Here’s how it played out.
Puig vs. Mets
Back to back doubles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager brought in the first Dodgers run of the night.
A sac fly by Adrian Gonzalez brought in Corey Seager. 2-0
2nd inning Dodgers 2-0
Base hits and an error by Utley brought in a run.
Another base hit (cue Vin Scully) “and just like that, it’s all tied up”. 2-2
Pitch count at this point: Wood: 79. deGrom: 73
Third inning Tie score 2-2
Puig vs Mets
Two on and two out for Joc Pederson, who fought well, but in the end was fooled by deGrom. Full count, strike three called!
5th inning Tie score 2-2
Adrian Gonzalez bounced a ball just off the top of the CF wall, but unfortunately, he runs like a file cabinet. Out.
Alex Wood vs the Mets
At this point Wood was hanging tough at 99 pitches and 2 runs. Not many of us figured he would be battling deGrom pitch for pitch, run for run, up to this point.
Nothing much happened until the bottom of the ninth.
Yasiel Puig – pop up to second base – 1 out.
Carl Crawford – fly out to left field – 2 out.
With the Dodgers down to their last out, up stepped pinch-hitter Trayce Thompson….
The count was 2-2 when he belted a walk-off home run to lift the Dodgers over the Mets, 3-2, and return the Dodgers to sole possession of first place in the NL West.
Tonight’s Baseball Tale from Chavez Ravine indeed had a happy ending.
Dodgers win 3-2!
Alex Wood went 6 1/3 innings with 4 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks and 9 Ks. ERA 4.58
Home runs: Trayce Thompson – Walk-off style!
Doubles: Utley, Seager, Pederson
Team with RISP: 2 for 10 Still worrisome!