The Dodgers hit three home runs and a dribbler for a truly wild comeback victory
With the Dodgers trailing the Phillies, 5-2, on Saturday night, Yasiel Puig stepped to the plate to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning.
He proceeded to launch a home run into the left-field bleachers. Rather than being a rally-killer, this dinger was a rally-launcher.
Rookie Cody Bellinger followed him. After hitting the first home run of his career earlier in the game, surely he couldn't go deep again?
He laid waste to that assumption by clanging the ball off the foul pole.
With the lead cut to one, Justin Turner came up to bat. Though he entered play with a .947 OPS, the fiery-haired third baseman had yet to go deep this season. He chose the right moment to blast one out:
"Absolute madness." pic.twitter.com/J2ybjUtpLw- MLB (@MLB) April 30, 2017
Boom, tie game. Cue pandemonium. Hugs were exchanged:
Young fans felt pure joy:
Joc Pederson was as happy as a young child:
Though it was Corey Seager bobblehead day, manager Dave Roberts decided Bellinger should be one:
The madness was only just beginning, though. You know the phrase "a bloop and a blast?" Well, the Dodgers decided to do it a little backward. After putting runners at first and second with two outs, Adrian Gonzalez hit a bleeder to the left side of the infield.
As if it was covered in butter, the ball escaped both Maikel Franco and Freddy Galvis, and trickled into the outfield. Austin Barnes came around to score to give the Dodgers a 6-5 walk-off victory.
Though it wasn't quite as powerful as when the Dodgers hit four consecutive home runs to come back against the Padres in 2006, the 2017 Dodgers made up for it by winning this one in a much, much weirder fashion: