Urias took the mound for his third career Major League start, but first at Dodger Stadium. Justin Turner‘s three-run home run in the first inning spotted the 19-year-old lefty an early lead to work with, and he exited after four innings with the Dodgers ahead 3-1.
Eddie Butler settled in and largely kept the Dodgers off the bases. Meanwhile, Colorado scored two runs in the seventh inning to force a 3-3 tie.
Kenley Jansen came on in the ninth and worked around a leadoff walk to to put the Dodgers in position for a walk off-win. After Boone Logan retired pinch-hitter Austin Barnes, and Adrian Gonzalez, he gave way to Carlos Estevez.
The right-hander entered to face Thompson, who stepped to the plate 0-for-2 on the night with one walk. Thompson took a first-pitch strike, then lined the next pitch over the left field fence for his second career walk-off home run:
Thompson said after the win he didn’t believe he put enough of a swing on the pitch for it to carry it. He added the high-pressure at-bat is a situation he relishes and isn’t afraid of failure.
Thompson leads the Dodgers in slugging percentage (.566), on-base plus slugging (.922) and is second with 10 home runs.