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Dodgers Highlights: LA Comes From Ahead to Lose on Another Walk Off, Ferguson Earns the L

The Dodgers tried valiantly to battle from ahead and come back to beat the Phillies but it just wasn’t in the cards for LA on Friday night. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman continued their torrid streaks with multi hit games and back to back homers in the 7th to make the game exciting again. But the bullpen came up one pitch short of a stellar performance.

Rookie RHP Michael Grove came on to pitch in relief after Victor Gonzalez opened the game and did not factor into the decision after struggling through 4 innings. The bullpen combined to put together an exceptional effort in Philly.

Let’s get into the highlights of this one. 

The Dodgers got the scoring started early with a 2 out RBI double by J.D. Martinez to drive in Freddie Freeman who hit his 24th double of the season two batters prior.

In the 2nd inning, rookie outfielder Jonny DeLuca got the first base knock of his career.

The Phillies tied it up in the 3rd with a Kyle Schwarber triple that was misplayed by rookie Jonny DeLuca in center field. Bryce Harper brought him home on an RBI single.

1-1 game heading to the 4th.

Flash forward to the bottom of the 5th, the Phils exploded for 3 to chase Michael Grove with 2 outs.

4-1 Phillies lead.

The Dodgers would tie the game in a big way in the 7th with back to back homers by Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman. Mookie’s was a 2 run shot.

4-4 ballgame. 

LA blew a go ahead opportunity in the top of 8th after stranding J.D. Martinez at second base following a lead off double. Shelby Miller avoided damage in the bottom of the 8th by striking out Brandon Marsh looking.

Unfortunately, Caleb Ferguson was one pitch away from a clean bottom of the 9th to send the game to extra innings. Instead, Kyle Schwarber did this.

It wasn’t a terrible pitch but Kyle Schwarber has been known to do things like this in his career.

The Dodgers lose on a 5-4 final, falling to 36-28 and will end up 2.5 games behind the Diamondbacks for first place in the NL West. It’s the second loss for Ferguson on this road trip and third walk off against LA on this road trip.

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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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