The Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the ‘big name’ LA Dodgers. They easily defeated them with three consecutive wins and advanced to the championship series for the first time in 16 years.
Arizona defeated the Dodgers 4-2 in Game 3 of the 2023 Major League Baseball Postseason National League Division Series (NLDS, best-of-five series) held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA on the 12th (Korean time). 먹튀검증
In the third inning, four solo home runs by Herald Perdomo, Ketel Marte, Christian Walker, and Gabriel Moreno gave the team the win. The first player in postseason history to hit 4 home runs in one inning. Rookie Brandon Pott, who started as a starter, pitched 4 ⅓ scoreless innings and then pitched effectively to the bullpen, completely overwhelming the Dodgers in two pitches.
As a result, Arizona eliminated the Dodgers in three games following a 11-2 win in the first game and a 4-2 win in the second game. In the regular season, Arizona (84 wins, 78 losses) was a whopping 16 wins behind the Dodgers (100 wins, 62 losses), but this was overturned in the fall baseball season. According to ‘MLB.com’, this is the 6th largest upset in postseason history. Among the teams that were upset with a three-game sweep, they overcame the largest gap and caused a near-perfect upset that could be counted in history.
Arizona was thrilled to advance to the championship series for the first time in 16 years since 2007. “It’s really happy for us,” Arizona team owner Ken Kendrick said. It took a long time to get here. “The young players have made great achievements,” he said. “In conversations with my friends, I called the Dodgers the ‘900-pound gorilla.’ The Dodgers have always been that way to us, and they deserve it. “I was happy that I was finally able to put the gorilla to sleep for a while,” he said.
In the United States, there is an expression called ‘800 pound gorilla’, which refers to a powerful company that dominates the market. Owner Kendrick described the Dodgers as a 900-pound gorilla with 100 pounds added to it. The Dodgers, who have won the NL West 10 times in the past 11 years since 2013, were like a giant corporation monopolizing the market. Arizona, which had been hidden for a long time by the Dodgers’ high wall in the same NL West division, finally relieved its sorrow.
Arizona coach Torrey Lovullo said, “It is difficult to express my feelings in words right now. This is thanks to all the players caring for each other in the right way. The Dodgers have been an incredibly good team all year. We won against that team. “It feels special because I know how hard we worked for this day.” He continued, “I have great respect for Manager Dave Roberts and the Dodgers. It’s a really good team, a high-level team. “It makes me feel a little better knowing that we beat a team that had tremendous success,” he said, attaching great significance to defeating the Dodgers.
Arizona players enjoyed their joy by jumping into the pool in the right outfield of Chase Field after the game. There was controversy in 2013 when Arizona expressed displeasure when the Dodgers stormed into the pool without permission and had a victory party after winning the district championship at Chase Field. Ten years later, after defeating the Dodgers, the Arizona players celebrated in the pool.
Rookie outfielder Corbin Carroll, who played in five postseason games starting with the Wild Card Series against the Milwaukee Brewers with a batting average of .4012 (7 hits in 17 at-bats), 2 home runs, 4 RBIs, 6 walks, 2 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.389, said, “I can’t believe I came this far. It’s really amazing. It doesn’t feel real. “It’s the result of our hard work all year long,” he said proudly.