4:07 PM ET, October 16, 2009
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Ethier draws bases-loaded walk to cap Dodgers' rally to tie series with Phillies
LOS ANGELES -- A grounder off a fielder's glove. A bunt that slipped by two players. The Los Angeles Dodgers' latest postseason rally began in the weirdest, wackiest way.
After Pedro Martinez allowed just two hits over seven shutout innings, the Phillies' bullpen collapsed as the Dodgers rallied.
|First 7 Innings||8th Inning|
• Chase Utley's error allowed the tying run to score in the bottom of the eighth. Utley made only four throwing errors in the regular season.
• Andre Ethier's bases-loaded walk was the sixth time in postseason history a team took the lead in the eighth inning or later on a bases-loaded walk.
• The Dodgers won despite going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
• Ryan Howard hit his fifth career postseason home run, one shy of the Phillies all-time leader (Len Dykstra). He has an RBI in six straight postseason games.
• Pedro Martinez is the fourth pitcher in postseason history with seven shutout innings, two hits or less and no walks.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Dodgers improved to 7-2 all-time in NLCS Game 2s; the Phillies dropped to 1-7. ... Martinez became the first Latin American-born pitcher to start a postseason game for the Phillies. ... Kobe Bryant caused a stir upon arriving in the middle of the fourth inning to join owner Frank McCourt and former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda in their seats behind home plate.
|Stadium||Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA|
|Weather||93 degrees, Sunny|
|Wind||5 mph, OC|
|Umpires||Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Tom Hallion|