That's a large workload for the Dodgers bullpen, which was considered the Achilles' Heel for the team even when they were rolling.
"We're doing some unprecedented things right now", manager Dave Roberts said. Three pitches later, he swung through an elevated fastball that looked outside the zone. Time of the second delay: 2:52. The Nationals have closed the gap for the top seed in the NL to four games. "You have to play your best ball, and we didn't do that".
In 2005, Paul Konerko stood in the World Series-winning clubhouse of the White Sox, talking about how the moment would not have been possible without having to play with urgency in the final two weeks of the season.
- Cueto was given a lead on a shocking swing.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and game-breaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. "I think it was warranted". "So any time we have them it definitely gets everybody's attention".
"This needs to happen", Kershaw said. Sometimes, it works and the player gets a hit out of it. Sometimes, it goes really wrong and the player suffers a serious injury like a broken finger or wrist. "We needed this one".
Pirates 7, Brewers 0: Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Jordy Mercer hit home runs, and rookie left-hander Stephen Brault allowed one hit in six shutout innings as Pittsburgh ended its five-game losing streak by beating Milwaukee.
SAN FRANCISCO With the Dodgers in an epic descent from unbeatable to hapless, the search for scapegoats is on.
But Blach couldn't hold the lead.
The Giants (57-90) closed within 4-3 against Stripling in the seventh inning on a fielder's choice ground ball by Pence, scoring Span. Joc Pederson flied out to end the threat. Although the Arizona Diamondbacks are nine games back, but are the second hottest team in the majors going 13-3 since the Dodgers started stumbling.
The majors' best team this season has lost eight in a row at Chavez Ravine for the first time in 30 years.
Since then, there's been nothing but Ws, let alone a tie.
Kershaw followed Utley's blast with a liner to left-center that Giants left fielder Slater easily reached. "It shows a lot about these guys that they were out there fighting".
It was generously scored a double.
Again, no error was charged. He walked four and struck out eight in a laborious 101-pitch effort. "Made Boch look like a genius", he said.
Kershaw also has an opportunity to become just the third active pitcher to record 300 or more strikeouts against one opponent. I know for a fact that my teammates out there weren't trying to make errors.
Not only was the homer, Tomlinson's first off Kershaw, it was his first home run since October 3, 2015, a span of 324 plate appearances.
Though the Giants have won just five games since August 25, their rivals have won just once.
The Colorado Rockies, fresh off a four-game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles, picked up another road win in the NL West on Monday. Los Angeles came away with a 1-0 win in San Diego that night. It was originally scored a fielder's choice. But what I have seen instead is a brutal nosedive into the earth as the regular season's conclusion nears, and a pressure-packed postseason commences.