Fernando Tatis Jr. bent backward from his knees and stared skyward after his wild throw turned San Diego’s playoffhigh fifth error and gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the tying run.
- Associated Press
- Last Updated: October 9, 2020, 11:04 AM IST
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ARLINGTON, Texas: Fernando Tatis Jr. bent backward from his knees and stared skyward after his wild throw turned San Diego’s playoff-high fifth error and gave the Los Angeles Dodgers the tying run.
The 21-year-old budding celebrity and the remainder of the Padres should wait at the least one other yr for the membership’s first journey previous the National League Division Series since 1998.
Tatis’ throwing error from his knees after a diving cease on an infield single by Corey Seager got here early in a five-run third inning that propelled the Dodgers to a 12-Three victory Thursday night time and a sweep of the neutral-site best-of-five NLDS.
No matter what number of pitchers the Padres threw at their NL West rivals 11 in a postseason file for a nine-inning recreation they by no means actually had been within the sequence aside from one bases-loaded likelihood for Slam Diego on the finish of Game 2.
The Padres couldn’t add to their majors-leading seven grand slams from the common season, though Jake Cronenworth’s stroll and Trent Grisham’s infield single with the bases loaded gave the Padres a quick 2-1 lead within the second.
Tatis, whose drive on the dwelling of the Rangers in August began San Diego’s file run of 4 straight video games with a grand slam, ended the second with a bases-loaded strikeout in opposition to winner Julio Uras.
The subsequent time the rookie phenom got here up, Urias had retired eight extra in a row whereas LA constructed an 8-2 lead. Tatis grounded weakly to 3rd base and completed the sequence 2 of 11.
Tatis, Wil Myers and Manny Machado mixed for 5 homers in an 11-9 victory that turned the wild-card sequence in opposition to St. Louis in Game 2 and helped the Padres to their first postseason sequence victory since they went to the 1998 World Series.
But the trio went deep simply as soon as within the NLDS. The solo shot by Machado in Game 2 was instantly adopted by one from Eric Hosmer, who grounded out in opposition to Joe Kelly with the bases loaded for the ultimate out in LA’s 6-5 victory.
A hodgepodge pitching employees lacking its high two starters couldn’t maintain up both, after San Diego turned the primary staff to ship out 9 pitchers and win a playoff recreation with a shutout within the clinching 4-Zero victory over the Cardinals.
Four of the primary 5 pitchers utilized by rookie supervisor Jayce Tingler in Game Three allowed runs, together with three apiece from starter and dropping pitcher Adrin Morejn and his substitute, Craig Stammen.
Trevor Rosenthal, gave up a pair of two-run hits within the ninth when he turned the Padres’ 11th pitcher, two greater than the earlier excessive.
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