By Craig Filazzola, WSOE Sports Director
The Dodgers found another way to prevail in a close one. Thursday night Andre Ethier hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Dodgers in a 5-4 win over the Braves.
Reliever Scott Elbert was the winning pitcher, while Atlanta’s closer Rafael Soriano was handed his third loss and third blown save of the year.
Los Angeles posted its 11th walk-off victory and 29th come-from-behind win of the season. Though the team is 5-7 in its last 12, it’s still the best in baseball with a 67-42 record.
The two teams anticipate a great pitching matchup for tonight in their second game of the four-game series. Jair Jurrjens will be on the hill for the Braves. Despite being 9-8, Jurrjens is eighth in the National League in ERA with a 2.85. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the home team. The Dodger has an 11-6 record with a 3.82 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 143 innings.
WSOE Sports Director