Nationals Eliminate Dodgers In LA In Improbable Fashion
The home fans were left stunned and disappointed
Up 3-1 in the top of the 8th inning in the NLDS-deciding Game 5 between the Washington Nationals and LA Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw was on the hill for the Dodgers after entering in relief. Then something crazy happened.
Anthony Rendon hit a home run to trim the lead to 3-2. Then, on the very next pitch, Juan Soto did the same to tie the game.
Clayton Kershaw allowed as many HR in the 8th inning yesterday (2) as Mariano Rivera did in his postseason career (527 batters faced).— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) October 10, 2019
One of the greatest regular-season pitchers of all-time has been one of the worst postseason pitchers in clutch situations.
Clayton Kershaw career after 6th inning— Paul Hembekides (@PaulHembo) October 10, 2019
Regular season - 2.33 ERA
Postseason - 12.27 ERA
(highest all-time, min. 10 IP)
Knotted up at 3-3, the contest went into extra innings, where Howie Kendrick hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach.
This loss capped off another disappointing year for the Dodgers, who have consistently fallen short for the last seven seasons.
The first game of the NLCS between the Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals will take place on Friday. As always, use the BetQL app for all your betting information needs!