Chris Taylor���s Three Homer Day Keeps Dodgers Alive

“He’s very soft-spoken and doesn’t get easily excited,” said outfielder A.J. Pollock, who thumped two homers and had four R.B.I., giving him and Taylor a combined 10 of the team’s 11. “The only thing that excites him that I’ve seen is, he likes to have a beer. He gets excited about that, a beer with the boys. And then he loves watching surfing.

“Maybe the three home runs today might have spiked his adrenaline, but probably not. Most likely just the beer and watching surfing.”

The Dodgers rode the wave provided by Taylor and a stellar bullpen game — seven pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to two runs while striking out nine and walking nobody — to win their seventh consecutive elimination game dating back to last year’s N.L.C.S. when they sprang to life after trailing Atlanta, three games to one.

Last year’s comeback will give Atlanta something to think about for a couple of days. Could a similar one happen again? The Dodgers have Max Scherzer lined up for Game 6 and Walker Buehler for Game 7, if necessary. They still have a chance to become the first team since the Yankees (1998-2000) to win consecutive World Series.

Source : https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/22/sports/baseball/atlanta-los-angeles-dodgers-nlcs-game-5.html

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