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Dodgers Mount Unbelievable Comeback to Beat Rockies in Game of the Year

The Los Angeles Dodgers just won a game they had no business winning.

The Dodgers entered the top of the ninth inning at Coors Field down 9-4 against the Colorado Rockies.



They ended the inning up 11-9, completing their 46th win of the season.

The Dodgers’ ninth inning began with Andy Pages, who drew a walk. Then, Miguel Rojas singled, before Kiké Hernández struck out for the first out of the inning.

Miguel Vargas then drew a walk, and Jason Heyward pinch-hit for Chris Taylor with the bases loaded and one out.

Heyward launched a grand slam, and suddenly, the Dodgers were within one.

Up next was Shohei Ohtani, who smoked a single to left field. Then, Will Smith struck out looking on a weird play in which it appeared he was trying to call timeout. Nonetheless, the Dodgers were down to their last out.

Freddie Freeman was intentionally walked, bringing up Teoscar Hernández with the tying run in scoring position. After a check swing with two strikes that was called a ball — much to the dismay of Rockies manager Bud Black — Hernández crushed the next pitch he saw into the right field bleachers, completing the comeback and giving the Dodgers an 11-9 lead.

Alex Vesia then got two outs in the ninth inning, before allowing a walk and being replaced by Evan Phillips. Phillips got the last out, and the Dodgers somehow won a game in which they trailed by five runs entering the ninth inning.

The Dodgers are now 2-0 without Mookie Betts, and are proving their resilience without the MVP favorite at the top of their lineup. The offense got behind Walker Buehler, who allowed seven earned runs in four innings. Ohtani also hit his 20th home run of the season.

The Dodgers moved to 46-29, but more importantly, proved they’re never going to be out of a game. That’s the type of win that sends a jolt to the rest of the team.

Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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