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Dbacks 7, Dodgers 6: Five run first not quite enough, but Dbacks win anyway

What should have been an easy win turned into a nail biter, but a win’s a win!

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks
Goldschmidt Pondering His Defense of the Pool
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Tonight’s game started off with a bang. Peralta made sure that Rich Hill wouldn’t have to suffer through any heartbreaking loss of a perfect game by getting a lead off single on the third pitch. Two batters later, Pollock also did something that took the last team Hill face ten innings, and hit a two run homer to put the Diamondbacks on the board. Goldy kept it going by hitting a line drive single off Hill’s hip, which lead to a brief injury delay before the Dodgers decided that Hill could go on. Still with one out, J.D. Martinez hit a ground rule double to move Goldschimdt to third, and Drury brought them both home with a double of his own. He himself then came home on a Jake Lamb single, before Adam Rosales and Zack Godley struck out to end the inning. 5-0 Dbacks

Yasiel Puig homered in the top of the second to cut the lead a little bit. The Dodgers fan sitting behind me seemed to think that it was a six run home run, and the Dodgers were now leading, but he should be forgiven for that. He’s probably only been a Dodgers fan since May :-)

The third was a much harder inning for Godley. Hill got a one out, bunt single to get it started. He then was brought home thanks to a home run off the bat of Chris Taylor, his 18th of the season. Curtis Granderson struck out. Justin “Tormund” Turner doubled and then came home on a single from Yasmany Grandal. They walked Puig to put two on with two out, but Adrien Gonzalez flew out to David Peralta in left to end the inning with a one run lead intact. 5-4 Dbacks

Arizona extended their lead in the fourth and fifth innings with solo tallies in each. In the fourth, Lamb lead off with a walk. Peralta drove him home with a triple, his third on the year, and in the fifth, Paul Goldschmidt added to his MVP worthy season with his 32nd home run of the year. It was a solo shot and it extended the lead to 7-4 Dbacks

In retrospect, that was the ball game, but there were some tense moments leading up to the final out. Godley ended up going a respectable 6 IP, with 4 ER, on 6 hits with one walk and five strike outs. David Hernandez and Jorge De La Rosa combined for a scoreless seventh, and they handed it off to the back end of the bullpen.

Archie Bradley took the ball in the eighth. He came out throwing pure fire tonight, hitting 100 for the first time in his career, according to Nick P. He did give up a single and an RBI double to bring the Dodgers within two, but he kept them there, and sent it Rodney in the ninth.

That’s when it got really interesting. Rodney immediately gave up a double to Chase Utley (ew). Corey Seager, who had taken the night off up to this point with a sore wrist, came off the bench to pinch hit for the pitcher. He grounded out and the runner stayed put, but a wild pitch by Rodney had moved Utley to third. Chris Taylor then got the RBI on a single that easily could have gone as an error on Lamb who missed play the ball badly. Rodney uncorked another wild pitch to move Taylor to second before striking out Granderson. He hit Justin Turner to put two on with two out. Yasmany Grandal came to the plate to thunderous chants of Beat LA. And that’s exactly what they did. Grandal grounded out, and that was the ball game. 7-6 Diamondbacks

BEAT LA: David Peralta 13.4%, A.J. Pollock 11.8%

Let’s Go Dodgers: Chris Iannetta -5.6%

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It wasn’t the most rec’d comment by far, but I think I have to give COTN to Hotclaws, for what ended up being the last comment of the night

Ugly does not show in the W column.


by hotclaws on Aug 29, 2017 | 9:58 PM reply rec (4) actions

Greinke and Ray in the next two games, so should be a fantastic couple of games. Get on out to the ballpark if you can. The atmosphere should be great!