The Dodgers needed an outstanding performance to avoid making Game 5 of the Championship Series their last for the year … and Chris Taylor came out with a historic performance as the first player to hit three home runs when his team was facing a elimination duel.
After the Braves took the lead 2-0 in the first inning, Taylor arrived to rescue his squad, since with those cannon shots the Angelenos scored six runs, won and forced this confrontation to have to return to Atlanta.
THUS CAME THE PUMPS
Second entry: HR to left field with Albert Pujols on the bases.
Fifth entry: HR to center field with Albert Pujols on the bases.
Seventh entry: HR to center field with no people on base.
On top of that, Taylor became the fifth player to have a playoff game with four hits, three of them home runs, joining the following list:
Chris Taylor 2021 (Championship Series Game 5)
Pablo Sandoval 2012 (World Series Game 1)
Albert Pujols 2011 (World Series Game 3)
Adam Kennedy 2002 (Championship Series Game 5)
Bob Robertson 1971 (Championship Series Game 2).(https://www.septimaentrada.com)
CT3 homer night. pic.twitter.com/y6qLJMSumT
– Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 22, 2021