Soon after I wrote an article on the disappearing act that is the Los Angeles Dodgers in October, they decided to go out and make history. Down 2-0, this was more than a must-win game for the Dodgers. This was for their dignity. For the past 32 years, the Dodgers haven’t won the World Series even though they’ve been one of the most dominant baseball teams in recent history.
Leadoff hitter, Mookie Betts, got on base to start the inning. Cory Seager then hit a dot to left center, allowing Betts to show off his speed and score from first base. The Dodgers were then up 1-0, but then they were down to just their last out. They then went on to hit a three-run homer, a solo homer, and a grand slam homerun, all in the first inning with two outs.
Baseball fans have been waiting for this Dodgers team to show their offensive power in this NLCS. After their late push in the bottom half of the 7th and 9th innings in game two, fans and bettors expected this offensive outburst. The Dodgers were the away team in this game, which they used to their advantage, as it allowed them to keep their bats hot.
This was the most runs scored in any single inning in MLB postseason history. In 1929, the Philadelphia Athletics put up 10 runs in one inning during the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. This record was tied last year by the St. Louis Cardinals against, ironically, the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers ended up winning game three with a score of 15-3, which now puts them down only one game in the series (1-2). With this in mind, will the Dodgers use this momentum to propel themselves to another must-win game in game four? Or will they disappear like we’re all used to?