The outlook was bleak for the Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles. After a hot start thanks to Corey Seager’s 2-run shot in the 1st, the offense went dead silent. That paired with an unusual postseason outing from Walker Buehler spelled disaster for a team already chasing the Braves by 2 games in the NLCS.
But the Dodgers fought and came to life in the late innings, and they needed close to every out available to them to get it done. That comeback was capped by a 3-run shot in the 8th inning by Cody Bellinger, his first longball of the 2021 postseason.
That comeback meant a lot of things for the Dodgers, but most importantly, it kept them from needing to win-out the rest of the series. The win also broke a terrible streak that dates back far longer than any fan would like.
That was the 82nd time in Dodgers postseason history that they trailed b 3 or more runs in the 8th inning or later. Up until Tuesday night, they had gone 0-81 in those scenarios. It was the very first time in the history of the franchise that they came back to win under those circumstances.
Now that we’ve gotten that one out of the way, let’s never have to do it again.