July 3, 2019

Dodgers Rally With Two Outs In Ninth To Beat Diamondbacks: BB, BB, BB, BB, BB

The Dodgers trailed the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night 4-3 going into the bottom of the ninth. Greg Holland faced the bottom third of Los Angeles's order. When the inning began, the Dodgers had a 21% of winning.
Edwin Rios (bcb) grounded out shortstop-to-first. One out. 12%.
Austin Barnes (cbb) flied out to center. Two outs. 5%.
Chris Taylor (ffbbbb) walked. 10%.
Russell Martin pinch-hit for Yimi Garcia.
Russell Martin (sbbbffb) walked, Taylor to second. 17%.
Alex Verdugo (bbbcb) walked, Taylor to third, Martin to second. 28%.
Matt Beaty (bbbb) walked, Taylor scored, Martin to third, Verdugo to second. 66%.
T.J. McFarland replaces Greg Holland.
Cody Bellinger (bcfbbb) walked, Martin scored, Verdugo to third, Beaty to second. 100%.
Holland had two outs, no one on base, and an 0-2 count on Taylor - and could not close it out. He and McFarland threw a total of 28 pitches with two outs.

The Dodgers are the first team in the live-ball era (since 1920) to draw five consecutive walks to end a game.
Diamondbacks - 120 010 000 - 4  8  0
Dodgers      - 010 200 002 - 5  7  1


allan said...

Related - JoS post from May 2, 2011:
"... a game from April 22, 1959, in which the White Sox scored 11 runs in the seventh inning on only one hit. The Kansas City Athletics issued eight bases-loaded walks (and a bases-loaded HBP)! ...
It's hard to believe, but 12 consecutive White Sox hitters batted with the bases loaded. Note, also, that on all three outs, the ball did not travel past the pitcher's mound!"

FenFan said...

I just went back and looked to see how close any of the pitches that were called balls were in fact strikes.

The fifth pitch (ball four) to Alex Verdugo, the third batter, was on the top corner of the strike zone but likely a ball.

The first pitch (ball one) to Cody Bellinger, the fifth and final batter, should have been called a strike. He walked on six pitches.

So, except for one call, the relief corp just couldn't find the strike zone.