June 28, 2017
Ben Revere scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning after a throwing error by Yasmani Grandal, and the Angels got by the Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night at the Big A.
With one out in the 9th, Revere reached on an error by second baseman Chris Taylor. He would advance to second base on a wild pitch by Pedro Baez (2-1). Moments later, Cameron Maybin struck out swinging, but the ball got past Grandal, who raced to pick it up to try and throw out Maybin at 1st base. However, Grandal’s throw sailed over the head of 1st baseman Chase Utley’s head, and into right field. That allowed Revere to come home from second base for the walk-off game winner.
“That’s the game of baseball, I guess?” Revere said. “It’s a good thing we’ve got the speed here to cause havoc on the base paths.”
In the Dodger half of the 9th inning, it looked like Grandal was going to be one of the game’s hero. He drilled a solo home run to center field that tied the game 2-2, off of Cam Bedrosian. Bedrosian (2-0) got credit for the win.
The Boys in Blue were trailing 2-1 in the 8th inning when Trayce Thompson hit his first home run of the season, a solo blast off of Keynan Middleton, which put the Dodgers on the board.
The Halos took a 2-0 lead on a two-run homer by Andrelton Simmons in the 6th inning, coming with Kole Calhoun aboard.
Those were the only two runs of the game given up by Hyun-Jin Ryu. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, scattering two runs on seven hits, while striking out eight and walking one.
Alex Meyer pitched even better for the Angels. He threw six shutout innings, yielding just one hit, striking out four, while walking five.
The series finale goes down on Thursday night at the Big A. Clayton Kershaw (11-2, 2.47 ERA) will try to help the Dodgers salvage a split of their four-game set. JC Ramirez (7-5, 4.38 ERA) will get the ball for the Halos.