Clayton Kershaw was a big, mean bully for the first six and a third innings, and, honestly, that’s all you really need to know. Chris Iannetta drew a couple walks off of him, but that was it.
While that was going on, Patrick Corbin was being painfully average. The Dodgers wasted little time in getting things going off him in the first inning. Logan Forsythe lead off the game with a double. Corey Seager struck out, but Justin Turner singled, bringing home Forsythe. Cody Bellinger walked, but Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernanez struck out to end the inning. 1-0 Dodgers
They added a couple more in the third. Justin Turner lead off and hit a solo home run. Bellinger struck out, however, Taylor doubled. Hernandez grounded out to move him to third, and Yasmany Grandal singled to bring him home. 3-0 Dodgers
As I mentioned, Kershaw was a jerk face for most of the game. Chris Iannetta was the only base runner, and that was because of two walks. The no-no ended shortly after Jim invoked St. Penelope when Chris Owings legged out an infield single to finally get a hit. It turned into something of a threat when Iannetta singled and he went to third, but Daniel Descalso grounded out to end the inning.
The Dodgers added run in response to us ending the no hitter on a Grandal RBI single. 4-0 Dodgers
In the ninth,the Diamonbacks made it interesting, but it was too little, too late. Paul Goldschmidt doubled off Brandon Marrow. Drury moved him to third on a one out single. That prompted Dave Roberts to pull Marrow in favor of Kenley Jansen. Jansen retired Iannetta without incident to bring Descalso to the plate. As usual, he thrived in the high pressure situation, and knocked a three run shot to bring the game within one. Jake Lamb drew a walk as a pinch hitter to bring the go ahead run to the plate in the form of Chris Herrmann. Sadly, Herrmann did what so many others have done while facing Jansen and struck out on three straight pitches to end the game. 4-3 Dodgers.
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CotN goes to Will Slaven for this relevant gem:
Justin Turner looks like a wildling
Maybe Walker can get him out
OG's at BSOTS will remember the "Escape Goat." That was me! Mystery solved.
by Will Slaven on Jul 4, 2017 | 7:08 PM reply unrec (7) actions
7:10 start time tomorrow as the Diamondbacks look to even the series.