Dodgers disaster unfolds in seventh-inning meltdown and season-ending loss to Padres

LA Times

By Jack Harris
The Padres’ Juan Soto cheers his game-tying single in the seventh inning of the NLDS on Saturday at Petco Park. San Diego won 5-3 over the Dodgers and will advance to the National League Championship Series.(Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times)

The disaster unfolded in slow motion, a train wreck of an inning, of a playoff series, of a once-promising and historic 2022 season.

The Dodgers entered the bottom of the seventh Saturday night leading the San Diego Padres by three runs.

They ended the frame trailing by two, a combination of bad execution, puzzling decision-making and relentless Padres hitting paving the way for a 5-3 loss in Game 4 of the National League Division Series that eliminated the Dodgers from the playoffs.

In their worst nightmares, they couldn’t have concocted a more harrowing scene.

Publish : 2022-10-16 15:27:00

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