The 5 Best MLB Moments from Sunday

Just when you thought it couldn't get any more dramatic?!

Weekend baseball never fails to disappoint, and when you see the slate headlined by yet another Dodgers and Padres duel on Sunday Night Baseball then you can’t help but smile. We explore the great, the fun, the weird and the wonderful in today’s all-you-need-to-know best moments from yesterday’s action.


When Does the NLCS Start?


We were treated to yet another classic matchup between two of the most exciting teams in baseball, the World Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the “New Kids On The Block” San Diego Padres. In true Fernando Tatis Jr. style, he kicked things up a notch with yet another homer in the fourth inning. How many is that this weekend, do you ask? Let us tell you.


The Dodgers were impressive at the plate all night, however, and took a six-run lead into the seventh, mainly thanks to bombs from former A’s infielder Sheldon Neuse and everyone’s favorite utility hitter, Chris Taylor.


One lucky Dodgers fan caught this home run ball and the previous one from Tatis Jr. However, in true blue fashion, he wanted none of the opposition’s glory.


The Padres battled all the way back in an astonishing sequence of events that saw them punish Dodgers reliever Jimmy Nelson across the eighth and ninth inning. Trent Grisham and Manny Machado doing the damage in the top of the ninth as the Dodgers didn’t have Kenley Jansen available for the save situation.


They then won it in the 11th. And who else but Tatis Jr. to run in the winning play. Incredible!


There were plenty of comments today asking for Major League Baseball to replace all the Rockies and Diamondbacks games with more, more, more Dodgers-Padres matchups. Who could argue with that sentiment, right now? When we do eventually get to watch the NLCS series between these two teams, it’s going to create all kinds of memories. We’ll let Mike Clevinger have the last words on this one.


Diamondbacks Dance Off


They won’t be entering any synchronized dance contests anytime soon but this is pretty impressive from the Arizona Diamondbacks squad, led by dance master Eduardo Escobar. There are some intriguing and varying styles here with some dubious moves that look more like light exercise than dancing but I have to credit choreography that allows the ensemble to also express themselves individually while still achieving the goals of the entire troupe.


The dancing could be in celebration of Madison Bumgarner’s unofficial no-hitter in the second game of the Diamondbacks’ doubleheader against the Braves. The wily veteran rolled back the years against an aggressive Atlanta lineup and was inspired after teammate Zac Gallen, who started the first game, also pitched a complete game, allowing just one hit in his outing. It was an electric day at the office for the two heads of that rotation.


Jazzy Bling


We know ballplayers love to sport lavish jewelry on occasion, but young Marlins infielder Jazz Chisholm took that to a whole new level yesterday with some serious weight around his neck. Chisholm has been a bright spark in the Marlins lineup this year, and he clearly wants to show us just how much swag-ger he is going to bring to baseball in 2021.


Luis Patiño debuted for his new club, the Tampa Bay Rays, today and marked the special occasion with his own significant neck accessory to rival Chisholm. Patiño became the first player in franchise history to be born after their inauguration in 1998. Are you feeling old yet, Tampa?


Google Strikes Out


It was another entertaining day in the Closed Captioning team at Major League Baseball. Here is the best of what we saw today. Striiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike 3, Google!


Sunday Swings!


The Sunday swings are back – did someone say dingers?


Photo by Icon Sportswire | Adapted by Justin Paradis (@JustParaDesigns of Twitter)

Benjamin Haller

A Yorkshireman living in Australia, loving Major League Baseball from afar. As I wait for my A's to build their new stadium, I spend my time coaching soccer, writing for sportbc.blog, and over-analyzing relief pitcher scoring in fantasy baseball. Follow me @benjaminhaller1 for thousands of retweets

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