Best Games Of 2019 Season: No. 9, Kiké Hernandez Hits Walk-Off Against Blue Jays On Bobblehead Night
David Freese and Kiké Hernandez celebrate a Los Angeles Dodgers walk-off win
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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. 9 on the list for the 2019 season was a walk-off single off the bat of Kiké Hernandez to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays on Aug. 22. While a walk-off win is always special, it was extra memorable for Hernandez and the Dodgers as it came on his bobblehead night.

The start to the night wasn’t great though as the Dodgers offense was anemic for the first eight innings. Blue Jays starter Jacob Waguespack had everything working, allowing just one hit through seven shutout innings while striking out five and walking one.

Luckily, Kenta Maeda turned in a solid outing as well to keep the Dodgers in the game. He allowed just two runs in six innings while striking out nine to keep the game within reach.

The 2019 Dodgers were known for coming back late as they had 12 walk-offs on the season. So when they entered the ninth trailing 2-0, nobody panicked.

Max Muncy got the rally started against Blue Jays reliever Derek Law by working a leadoff walk. Cody Bellinger then hit a one-out double to bring the go-ahead run to the plate in the form of Corey Seager.

He wasted no time tying the game, swinging at the first pitch and hitting a two-run double, setting the stage for Hernandez’s walk-off.

While Hernandez didn’t hit the ball all that hard, he was able to get enough of it to get it past the shortstop and second baseman up the middle for a single and Seager was easily able to come home and score the winning run to secure the victory.

As is normally the case with walk-offs, the Dodgers mobbed Hernandez in the infield. David Freese led the charge, but Hernandez notably juked him out before the rest of the team got there to celebrate.

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