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#pounditThursday, July 18, 2024

Dodgers complete wild 9th-inning comeback thanks to blown call

Dodgers outfielder Teoscar Hernandez tries to check his swing against the Rockies

The Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday mounted one of the biggest 9th-inning comebacks of the season with a little help from the umpires.

The Dodgers entered the final inning trailing 9-4 against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colo.

Dodgers outfielder Jason Heyward hit a 1-out grand slam to cut the deficit to just one.

Shohei Ohtani then got on base with a single and later went to second on a wild pitch thrown by Rockies reliever Victor Vodnik. The Rockies intentionally walked Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman so that Vodnik could face Teoscar Hernandez with Colorado one out away from winning.

Vodnik, ahead in the count 1-2, threw a high fastball that Hernandez appeared to swing at. But the umpires inaccurately ruled that Hernandez was able to check his swing. Rockies manager Bud Black, who vehemently contested the check swing call, was ejected from the contest.

As fate would have it, Hernandez blasted a three-run home run to right field on the very next pitch. Rockies outfielder Jake Cave and announcer Drew Goodman were equally furious over what had just transpired.

The Dodgers held on to win 11-9 thanks to a seven-run inning and the blown call from the umpires.


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