Wednesday was a day of extra-inning, 5-4 wins for NL West teams. Earlier in the evening, the Arizona Diamondbacks came from behind in the 14th inning to put the pressure on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the division standings. The Baltimore Orioles’ bullpen is prone to blown saves, so the Diamondbacks did a good job on capitalizing on their opponent’s weak point in their 5-4 win.
The Dodgers would not be outdone on this night as a 12th-inning miracle comeback against the New York Mets brought thunderous noise to Chavez Ravine.
To even begin to describe the Dodgers’ win is impossible. From Andre Ethier’s – aka Captain Clutch – game-tying two-run home run, to seven scoreless innings by the Dodgers’ bullpen, to Yasiel Puig gunning down Marlon Byrd, and eventually to Adrian Gonzalez’s walkoff double down the line, everything is best described as “magical.”
In an all-too-perfect way, the Dodgers’ legendary broadcaster Vin Scully summed up the night and the Dodgers’ incredible run:
Everything they do is magical and it’s Adrian Gonzalez driving in Yasiel Puig. Another incredible moment here in the Magic Castle. #Dodgers
— Vin Scully (@VinScullyTweet) August 15, 2013
Now the amazing stretch of play has been prolonged with the Dodgers going 40-8 in their last 48 games and earning a 12-0-4 record in their last 16 series. To put the cherry on top of the gorilla-sized banana split, the Dodgers swept three of the last four series and have an amazing seven sweeps in that stretch.
It seems like nothing can stop the Dodgers’ “magical” run — just ask the teams they’ve played in the last two months.