Thursday night was a near-perfect night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers kept their 2021 hopes alive with an 11-run offensive explosion. Chris Taylor had a career night, AJ Pollock broke out with a pair of home runs, Albert Pujols chipped in three singles, and Trea Turner found a way to finally take advantage of the Braves’ shift and poke a pair of hits through the right side.
Additionally, the bullpen was perfect while covering 8.1 innings. However, the lone sore spot proved to be the early injury to opener Joe Kelly. The right-hander left the game with bicep tightness after allowing a 2-run homer and recording only 2 outs.