Down to their last strike in the ninth.
And the Dodgers just worked five straight walks for the win.
Here’s the full highlight, on the Big Inning channel:
First time it’s ever happened in history—and how could it not be?
Ninth inning. Two outs. Two strikes. Down by a run.
And five walks in a row.
As weird as baseball can be, that just doesn’t happen twice.
The #Dodgers are the first team in baseball history to walk-off a game on five straight walks when down to their final out.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) July 3, 2019
2019 walks at Dodger Stadium
Hyun-jin Ryu, all year: 3 BB, 212 PA
Greg Holland, tonight: 4 BB, 6 PA
— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) July 3, 2019
So you have to feel for Greg Holland a bit here, even though this was all his own doing. Coming in to wrap up a win, and then… maybe the worst pitching implosion in all of 2019.
Four walks, the lead gone, pulled from the game.
He does have one thing going for him, though:
Greg Holland didn't allow a hit!
— Ned2point0 (@Ned2point0) July 3, 2019
And when a thing like this happens, as rare as it is, there’s a perfect saying for the occasion.
Dusty, up on a shelf somewhere, but still intact—from the old Andy McCullough archives.
And so, tonight more than ever, the ninth inning…
Belongs to Greg Holland.
The weirdest, most memorable of his career.
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