The Los Angeles Dodgers’ battle with the Colorado Rockies for the NL West division title is going down to the wire, but the Dodgers claimed a crucial head-to-head win Tuesday. That win came in the 10th inning when Chris Taylor smacked a walk-off home run to give the Dodgers a 3-2 victory, and it improved their record to 84-68, putting them a game and a half clear of the 82-69 Rockies (who they’ve beaten in four out of the last five head to head meetings, including 8-2 in Monday’s series-opener; the series wraps up Wednesday). But while the Dodgers are currently hot, winning seven of their last 10 and four of their last five, their celebrations may need a little more work, as can be seen by the Gatorade shower failure from Max Muncy at the end of this clip of Taylor’s home run:
— MLB (@MLB) September 19, 2018
Let’s see that again in GIF form:
Max Muncy’s Gatorade bath skills here leave much to be desired. pic.twitter.com/vpjnzzR9kU
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 19, 2018
Missing the player and watering the dirt? Hopefully that won’t require a flamethrower. At any rate, though, the Dodgers won, and they not only increased their lead over the Rockies in the NL West, they moved ahead of the 83-68 Braves in the overall NL. If that lead holds, that would give them home-field advantage when the second and third NL seeds play each other in the NLDS; neither team is likely catching the NL Central winner (at the moment, that would be the 89-62 Cubs) for first overall, but the battle for second and third still matters. And the Dodgers improved there, and also bolstered their lead on the Rockies. And if they keep up the dramatic wins, they may have more opportunities to work on their Gatorade showers.
[Fabian Ardaya on Twitter]