The Dodgers won 12 games during their last at bat during the season, but none was as electrifying, exciting or as improbable as the way the Dodgers won Game 2 of the NLDS this evening against the St. Louis Cardinals. I’m calling it the Loretta Looper.
Once Holliday dropped Loney’s drive to left field with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the door opened for the Dodgers. Mark Loretta told Josh Suchon on the KABC Dodgers Post-Game Show the team was just trying to string together a few hits. And then Torre tapped Loretta to step up to the plate. On an 0-1 count, Mark Loretta hits a loop shot off Ryan Franklin into left-center field. “It’s the biggest hit of my career for sure…it was electrifying,” said Loretta (to Suchon).
What a finish. Now, it’s on to Game 3 in St. Louis. It’s hard to imagine things getting more exciting than this, but the Dodgers are clearly in the driver’s seat for the NLDS. Is it Saturday yet?
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