Tony La Russa, the manager of Tony La Russa stated that while After he had ordered an intentional walk, he did indeed break the game open with a three-run homer. With a 1-2 count in Chicago To the On Thursday, he explained the reasoning behind the call.
After the event, it was down 6-5In the sixth, a RBI single was hit by a left-hander Then, he bounced a 0-2 slider for a wild pitch, which allowed Freeman to take 2nd. La Russa also ordered an intentional walk towards the right-handed-hitting Turner who had scored one run in the 5th.
Tony, he's got two strikes! One fan yelled.
Muncy, whose double-run run was a successIn the fifth, the Dodgers were ahead 5-4. After counting to 2, he slashed a slider to the opposite side and into the left-field seats. This was his fourth home run this year.
La Russa claimed after the game that it didn't seem like he had done anything wrong.
La Russa asked the reporter if that was a question. “Turner against left-handers is something you should avoid. We had an open base, and Muncy was the guy behind him. That's a better matchup.
“Somebody may disagree, that's part of the beauty and appeal of this game. They're always welcome to participate. This was not a difficult call.
Chicago was closed with two runsTo get to the ninth inning, he needed 35 pitches. With two out and one on, Popped out, and pinch-hitter The White Sox followed that with a strikeout but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat against the Dodgers.
This report was compiled by the Associated Press.