Vin Scully and Dick Enberg were in opposite broadcast booths Thursday, so the Dodgers and San Diego Padres could have ended their game any way they chose and two men with 165 years of combined life experience had probably seen it before. Over the decades, the near no-hitters tend to fade to obscurity. The list of baseball legends burnished on a cool August night is short. For the young men in the Dodgers’ dugout, this was not just another night. Forty-six times this season, they had trailed after seven innings. Forty-six times, they’d lost. When Justin Turner uncorked a two-run home run to left-center field in the eighth inning, the Dodgers found a new way to win — for them, literally. “Maybe you guys can stop talking about that now,” Turner said after the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory. “It’s a new trend,” manager Don Mattingly said. “We’re one for our last one.” Jokes aside, the Dodgers had yet to prove they were capable of orchestrating a late-inning comeback — to themselves, to their fans, to their opponents. Come-from-behind wins might not be essential to winning a championship, but they certainly help.
Clayton Kershaw’s gem, Justin Turner’s home run lift Los Angeles Dodgers over San Diego Padres
L.A. Daily News | Aug 22