The Dodgers Take Over First Place

Wednesday, 09/01/21
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On an abnormally cool September evening at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers accomplished a sweep of the first-place Atlanta Braves with a come-from-behind 4-to-3 victory. The Dodgers lead the San Francisco Giants in the National League Western Division by a half game.

Through six innings, Max Scherzer mowed down the Braves. Scherzer used all his pitches to strike out nine while allowing three hits and walking none. After throwing 76 pitches, manager Dave Roberts pulled Scherzer, making many Dodger fans angry. After the game, Scherzer revealed he had a tight hamstring, but it is not injured. He fully expects to make his next start.

Neither Brusdar Graterol nor Alex Vesia had their best night when they allowed three runs on two homers. Both Phil Bickford and Joe Kelly were brilliant.

Before the eighth, the Dodgers relied on two home runs by Max Muncy and Austin Barnes for their scoring. After Trea Turner doubled, he scored on Justin Turner’s single, and later, Justin Turner scored on AJ Pollock’s single.

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