On Oct. 15, after an impressive comeback in the seventh inning of game four in the National League Division Series (NLDS), the Padres eliminated the Dodgers from postseason play. On Saturday, at Petco Park, with the Padres leading the series 2-1, the Dodgers played the Padres in order to move on to the National League Championship Series (NLCS). 

In the first seven innings, the Dodgers managed to score three runs and they held down the Padres’ offense greatly and were expected to win. However, the Padres had a different plan. It started in the seventh inning with Dodgers pitcher Tommy Kahnle giving up a single to Trent Grisham which advanced Juricksin Profar. Now with runners on the corners, Austin Nola came up and hit a ground ball that was fumbled by the Dodgers’ first baseman, Freddy Freeman. Due to this error, the score became 1-3 for the Dodgers. Continuing the rally, batter Ha-Seong Kim hit a grounder down the third base line which scored Trent Grisham from second base. Now being a one-run game, Juan Soto smashed a ball into right field to tie the game. To top it all off, after Juan Soto stole second base, Jake Cronenworth hit a double to center field which scored not only one run, but two! After a well-performed eighth and ninth inning on defense for the Padres, they won the game 5-3 and closed off the series 3-1.