And then on Wednesday, all was calm. No hit batters, no ejections, no bubbling testosterone.
There was just a pretty decent baseball game, ultimately won 8-6 in 12 innings by the
This marked great progress from Tuesday night, when a beanball war erupted into a nasty brawl and plenty of excess emotion.
In this one, the teams combined to use 14 pitchers in a game that took 4 hours 21 minutes. The ending, though, looked plenty familiar to the
Arizona rallied for four runs to break a 4-4 tie in the 12th against
A double by
League gave up an RBI single to
The Dodgers could only get two runs back in the bottom of the 12th, one on a solo home run by
The Diamondbacks started the scoring with three runs off
Ryu was not at his best Wednesday, giving up three runs on a season-high 11 hits in his six innings. He both walked and struck out two.
Matched against unbeaten Patrick Corbin (9-0), a shaky start by Ryu was looking like trouble. Corbin held the Dodgers scoreless on only two hits through four innings.
But then came an unlikely two-out rally in the fifth inning. After
Only at that point, the Dodgers reeled off five consecutive hits.
That brought up Ryu, who promptly tripled (you read correctly), with a little help from Parra in right field. Ryu hit a sinking liner that Parra came charging forward and reached for the ball, but misjudged how quickly it was dropping. The ball went under his glove and rolled to the wall.
Ryu, what you might call less than fleet, made it third base standing up, huffing and puffing, as Castellanos scored. Consecutive singles by Punto, Mark Ellis and
Four runs were the most Corbin has surrendered in one inning all season, and matched the highest total runs he's given up in his 13 starts.