In response to Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season being indefinitely delayed, MLB.TV made every game from 2018 and 2019 available to stream for free. With that, DodgerBlue.com ranked the best Los Angeles Dodgers games from those two seasons.
Coming in at No. 7 on list of best games from the 2019 season is the Dodgers’ regular-season finale in which they defeated the San Francisco Giants, 9-0, at Oracle Park.
The game didn’t have any implications on the standings as the Dodgers clinch the National League West for a seventh consecutive season weeks prior, but a win was meant their 106th on the season, setting a new franchise record.
The Dodgers didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard as Max Muncy walked and AJ Pollock and Cody Bellinger hit back-to-back singles to load the bases in the first.
Corey Seager then stepped to the plate and smacked a bases-clearing double to right field on the seventh pitch he was against Giants starter Dereck Rodriguez. That was followed by a two-run home run off the bat of Will Smith to give the Dodgers a 5-0 lead before many fans could even settle into their seats.
That was more than enough for the Dodgers pitching staff, which led by Rich Hill, blanked the Giants for nine innings while only allowing three hits. Hill was just coming back from injury so he only threw three innings, and Clayton Kershaw was among the relievers to toss a scoreless inning in preparation for the postseason.
The Dodgers added another run in the seventh on a bases-loaded walk by Gavin Lux, and then two more in the eighth on run-scoring singles by Austin Barnes and Smith to cap off the offensive outburst.
Ross Stripling got the final few outs in the ninth, securing a franchise-record 106-win season for the Dodgers with another trip to the postseason looming.
Best Dodgers games of 2019
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