By winning their 110th game this season on Saturday night against the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first National League team to reach that milestone since 1909.
The City of Angels team is only the seventh major league team to reach 110 wins. In the National, on the other hand, it hadn't been done since the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1909 and the Chicago Cubs in 1906.
“You have to appreciate that stuff because you never know if it could happen again,” first baseman Freddie Freeman told the Major League Baseball website. It's hard to do, we're just trying to win every night, but when you give everyone high-fives and you see that new franchise record of 110 wins, you realize we're doing something special this year.”
With an RBI, Freeman was instrumental in the Dodgers' 6-4 home win. Los Angeles trailed 4-1, but three runs in the seventh inning and two more in the eighth changed the game.
Bullets and more bullets
The Dodgers showed great patience in the seventh inning and walked five straight to start the turn at bat. With all those men on the trails, pitchers Dinelson Lamet and Chad Smith were forced to allow runs to Trea Turner and Freeman.
The mighty Cody Bellinger then took to the plate and his Sacrifice Ball added another point to his tally, leveling the score in the process.
“You don't see that very often in the major leagues. I don't think I've seen anything like this before,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. I believe the vibe may have affected these guys because there were several bad misses. But they shot competitively, we did a good job of letting them through and earning his free passes.”
After Michael Grove's rough start, which allowed the Rockies four of two points homers, relievers Craig Kimbrel, Tommy Kahnle, Evan Phillips (7-3) and Brusdar Graterol have given up only two hits in the last four innings.
Los Angeles and Colorado will face off again four times to end the season.
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