Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021
For the first time in the 2021 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a walk-off victory as they inched out the Chicago Cubs 3-to-2.
Since Cody Bellinger returned to the Dodger lineup from his hamstring injury, he has infused much-needed enthusiasm into the team. Friday, he stole a base that led to an important run. Saturday, he did not start the game, but he came into the game as a part of a double switch. He had the exciting walk-off home run, which was a crucial if the Dodgers want to be a championship-caliber team. If Bellinger continues to be able to play, the Dodgers will be a different team.
The Dodgers scored their first two runs in the first on Max Muncy’s double and Justin Turner’s single. Although they had other scoring opportunities during the game, they could not capitalize on them.
Julio Urías bounced back from an awful outing against the San Diego Padres even though he did not pitch the full six innings. He had a career high twelve strikeouts since his pitches had a tremendous amount of movement and he attacked the strike zone.
The Dodger bullpen of Joe Kelly, Garrett Cleavinger, Phil Bickford, and David Price hurled marvelously.