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Dodgers Highlights: LA Battles Back To Win Crazy Game Over the Astros

What a painful game for Dodgers fans. Up until the 7th inning that is. Everything started out great for LA. Rookie starter Bobby Miller retired the visiting Houston Astros in order in the top of the first and the Dodger bats put up a 3 spot in the bottom of the first. But for the second start in a row, Miller struggled in the 5th inning allowing 5 runs before getting chased and left wondering what exactly happened.

Thankfully, Dodgers hitters were able to get Bobby off the hook with an absolutely insane 8th inning to go ahead and win it.


Here’s a look at the highlights from this one.

The Dodgers were lively in the first inning. Mookie Betts was robbed of a home run on the second pitch he saw. Freddie Freeman followed with a ground out before Will Smith connected on his 11th home run of the season. J.D. Martinez reached base on a walk and Jason Heyward lowered the boom for his 8th homer of the year.

A quick 3-0 LA.

The Astros got a run back in the 3rd then exploded for 5 runs off Bobby Miller in the 5th inning. For the second consecutive start, Miller kind of beat himself, particularly on the mental side of the game. The number 8 hitter singled to lead off the inning then Miller walked the 9 hitter. Leadoff hitter Jose Altuve took advantage of the rookie and laid down a bunt to the right side. As Freddie Freeman fielded the ball, Miller was late to cover first and the bases were loaded with none out in a heartbeat.

That didn’t last long.

Alex Bregman’s grand slam knocked the wind out of Dodger Stadium and Miller was quickly stunned. He stayed in the game and allowed another run before giving way to Yency Almonte with two runners on and nobody out.

Almonte walked a tightrope to escape the inning without allowing any further damage.

The Astros added a run off Ryan Brasier in the 6th to take a 7-3 lead.

Flash forward to the 7th, Dave Roberts pulled the right strings and put David Peralta in to pinch hit for Miguel Vargas with a runner on. The freight train left the station.

7-5 Astros lead.

Things got absolutely wild for the Dodgers in the bottom of the 8th inning as they loaded the bases with no outs to open the frame. Jason Heyward drove home Freddie Freeman on a sac fly and James Outman got robbed of hitting in the go ahead run as the baseball got trapped between the padding and scoreboard fencing in right field. It was ruled a ground rule double.

The Dodgers took the lead on a Ryne Stanek balk.

Stanek was livid after recording the final out of the frame and got himself ejected along with manager Dusty Baker.

Evan Phillips came on to protect the 1 run lead and retired the side in order thanks to a massive double play turned by the closer to Mookie at second on to Freddie at first.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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