DLD Recap: Dodgers Take Game 1 Of The NLDS Against Their Division Rivals

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POST-GAME BRIEFING

The Dodgers took game 1 of the NLDS against the Padres as it took them later in the game to score runs, however, with a huge 6th inning, the Dodgers offense finally woke up. The Padres held the Dodgers hitter silent for half of the game as fans were getting used to seeing baseballs getting launched for loud fly ball outs. The Dodgers pitching kept up with the Padres as they only allowed one run as Walker Buehler gave up the one run in 4 innings pitched. The bullpen really stepped up for the Dodgers as they held the lead as Dustin May went 2 scoreless innings with 3 strikeouts.

The Padres made a crucial error in the bottom of the 5th that allowed Justin Turner to score on a throwing error that made Cody Bellinger safe at first. This made it a tie ball game and the Dodgers carried that momentum into the 6th inning as they scored 4 runs in the 6th inning.

SCORING PLAYS

  • TOP 4th: Austin Nola RBI single (0-1)
  • BOT 5th: Justin Turner scores on throwing error (1-1)
  • BOT 6th: Corey Seager sacrifice fly (2-1)
  • BOT 6th: Justin Turner RBI single (3-1)
  • BOT 6th: Cody Bellinger RBI single (4-1)
  • BOT 6th: Max Muncy scores on a wild pitch (5-1)

PLAY OF THE GAME

The play of the game goes to Mookie Betts as his double in the 6th inning to break up the Padres no-hitter and also help set up the huge inning in which the Dodgers would end up scoring 4 runs.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Player of the game goes Justin Turner as he reached on base 3 times, scored twice, and had an RBI hit that tied Dodger legend Steve Garvey for the all-time Dodgers in postseason hits.

UP NEXT

The Dodgers will look to get ahead in the series two to nothing as game two of the NLDS is on Wednesday. The Dodgers will send their ace Clayton Kershaw as he looked absolutely dominant against the Brewers as he went 8 innings, only giving up 3 hits. The Padres haven’t announced their Game 2 starter yet, so we will see what kind of strategy the Padres will put together. First pitch for Game 2 is at 6:08 pm PT.

Jacob Cisneros is a writer for Dodgers-LowDown. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram @_JacobCisneros.