The San Diego Padres took advantage of the Dodgers’ total loss of supply to win Game 4, 5–3, and join the Philadelphia Phillies in the Championship Series. The Padres were down three runs in the seventh inning, before putting five runs on the board.
San Diego advanced to the National Championship Series for the first time since 1998. The Padres defeated the Atlanta Braves in six games before losing the World Series.
“It’s going to be a party! The Dodgers have been dominating us since I was little,” admitted Joe Musgrove. But when it counts, this team goes from top to bottom on our roster. »
The best team in the majors in 2022, the Dodgers were trying to reach the championship series for the third year in a row.
“They dominated us all year, but we came out strong at the right time. This team and this group of fans are united, we wanted to give them this championship series, and give it to us too,” pitcher Musgrove after the game. added to
He allowed six hits and two runs in six innings pitched, in addition to striking out eight batters in the mitt.
Back at the wall, the Dodgers scored for the first time in the game in the third inning. Freddy Freeman hit a double down right that allowed Mookie Betts and Trey Turner to cross the plate to give the Dodgers a two-run lead.
Then in the bottom of the seventh inning, LA returned on the charge. With Bates in scoring position, Will Smith hit a sacrifice fly that allowed the Dodgers to increase their three-point lead.
With a Championship Series ticket on the line, the Padres put their game away in the bottom of the seventh inning. Taking advantage of two men on the trails, courtesy of a tough performance from reliever Tommy Kahnle, San Diego scored its first run of the game on Austin Nola’s single that made it 3–1.
Kahnle was then taken out of the match in favor of Yancy Almonte, but the result remained the same. With two men on the trails and no outs, Almonte allowed a double in the first to Ha-Seong Kim that closed the gap to 3–2.
Then what had to happen, happened. The next batter, Juan Soto, hit a single that drove in another run and tied the game for San Diego. Almonte then recorded the first two outs of the seventh inning, before being replaced in turn, this time by Alex Vescia.
Moments later, Vecia singled to Jake Cronkworth that scored two runs and the Padres were in control for the first time in the game. He did not look back now and ran towards victory.
Josh Hader came to the mound in the 9th inning and got the job done by striking out Mookie Betts, Trey Turner and Freddie Freeman.
Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson was virtually flawless on the mound, as he limited the Padres to just two hits in five innings of work. Anderson also added six strikeouts.
The start of the meeting was delayed by an hour due to weather conditions.