‘Tie score + wedge gun’, resentment over my parents who abandoned me, leading the Bellinger winning series…Cubs 3-2 LAD
- on Apr 17, 2023
Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs made his home team sound.
The Cubs succeeded in the winning series and jumped to second place in the district. On the other hand, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ winning rate of 50% is in jeopardy.
In an away game against the Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium on the 17th (Korean time), the Cubs won a 3-2 come-from-behind victory with Patrick Wisdom and Bellinger’s Rendezvous home runs.
The Cubs, who finished their 3 consecutive away matches with a win-loss-win record, jumped to second place in the National League Central Division, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates (9-7). It is two games behind the district’s leading Milwaukee Brewers (스포츠토토11-5).
On the other hand, the Dodgers recorded 8 wins and 8 losses, and the winning rate of 50% was in danger of collapsing.
Cubs starter Drew Smiley (1-1, 4.70) won her first win in three games of the season by striking out with four hits and one run over 5⅔innings. On the other hand, Dodgers starter Julio Urias (3-1, 1.90) suffered a loss with 8 hits and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 5⅔ innings, putting a brake on his 3-game winning streak.
In the early pitching battle, the Dodgers took the lead with Chris Taylor’s solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. Taylor pulled Smiley’s 90 mph sinker on the second pitch and went over the left fence.
The Cubs, who could hardly attack Urias, used Bellinger’s foot to tie the game in the top of the 5th. After one death, Bellinger hit a ground ball between 1st and 2nd base, then sprinted and was safe at 1st base. Dodgers second baseman Miguel Vargas missed the ball and threw it, but Bellinger was quick. The record was a fielding error by the second baseman.
Following this, Bellinger quickly ran to second base on the first pitch from Jan Gomez’s at-bat. Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes missed the ball and managed to steal the base with ease. Bellinger, who advanced to third base on Gomes’ shortstop grounder, stepped home with Lewis Torrens’ third-base infield hit.
The Cubs turned the tide of the game with two home runs in the top of the 6th inning. After 2 deaths, Wisdom lightly pulled Yurias’ 87 mile cutter and went over the left fence to turn the score 2-1.
Bellinger, who entered the third at-bat, picked the first ball and pulled a 94.2-mile fastball from Urias on the second pitch and fired a solo shot that landed in the middle of the crowd behind the right wall. It was the third arch of the season with a 26-degree launch angle, 108.1 exit velocity, and 422 feet of distance.
The last time Bellinger hit a home run at Dodger Stadium was against the Colorado Rockies on October 6, the last game of the regular season in last year’s Dodgers uniform. After 6 months, the revived bat showed off its skills in front of its parents’ fans.
The Dodgers’ pursuit was also not easy. In the bottom of the 7th, Mookie Betts hit a timely hit and caught up with a run. After one death, Taylor’s walk and Barnes’ heavy hit resulted in 1st and 3rd bases, and Betts called Taylor home with a right hit. However, the Dodgers followed up with Max Muncy striking out with the second bases loaded.
The Cubs kept the victory with Brad Boxberger, who finished the ninth inning, with one hit and no runs through one inning.