The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez celebrate Pederson’s home run in the seventh inning off Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in the Dodgers’ 2-1 win Tuesday. (John McCoy/Staff photographer)
Joc Pederson hit the game-winning home run and got lost in the moment. The Dodgers are getting contributions from everybody while the Giants are running out of healthy players, writes colleague Mark Whicker.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
The Dodgers expanded their roster by five on September 1.
Pitchers Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner are both batting eighth for the Dodgers and Giants tonight at Dodger Stadium. It’s the first time either team has batted its starting pitcher anywhere other than ninth in the order this season.
Apparently, the coincidence is quite rare.
Greinke and Bumgarner are arguably the two best hitting pitchers in the game today.
Kiké Hernandez wears his banana suit in the dugout during the Dodgers’ 5-4, 14-innings victory on Monday night. (Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff photographer)
Kiké Hernandez was a conspicuous presence in the corner of the Dodgers’ dugout, wearing his bright yellow “Rally Banana” jacket during their 14th-inning rally against the San Francisco Giants. The 24-year-old utilityman was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game with a Grade 1 hamstring, so he intentionally went inside the clubhouse in the ninth inning, in case the Dodgers happened to win in their final plate appearance. “I came in here to like contain myself,” he said, thinking that he might further injure his hamstring celebrating on the field.
According to Hernandez, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman spotted him in the 12th inning wearing the banana suit. Hernandez said “Andrew saw me and said, ‘you’ve got to go down there.’ I said, I’ll get fined. He said, ‘I’ll pay your fine.’
“Gotta do what the boss says.”