Three Homers Support a Struggling Scherzer

Saturday, 08/21/21
Copyrighted by Sarah Morris, 2021

On a beautiful Saturday at Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to nine games with a 4-to-3 victory over the New York Mets. Since the San Francisco Giants beat the Oakland Athletics Saturday, the Dodgers remain 1½ games behind the first-place Giants.

For the first time in a Dodger uniform, Max Scherzer did not have his best command. He battled through five innings and allowed a run. Scherzer demonstrated why he is a future Hall of Famer.

For the first time since June, Blake Treinen allowed a run, which was a two-run homer to Pete Alfonso. Despite all the criticism, Kenley Jansen using his fastball dominated the Mets in the ninth.

Facing the ex-Dodger Rich Hill, Trea Turner, Albert Pujols, and Chris Taylor blasted home runs. In the sixth inning, the Dodgers took advantage of the Met relievers’ inability to throw strikes to score their fourth run.

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