With what has been an interesting season, every game has been an upper and downer. With today’s game factoring in both of those. The Arizona Diamondbacks fought through and were able to get the win against the teams biggest rival.
The first inning brought fireworks as the Los Angeles Dodgers were able to get two singles within the first three batters to bring up young stud Cody Bellinger. Bellinger deposited a ball to center field. Joc Pederson, the leadoff hitter, was the only one to score but Justin Turner would score on a groundout the next at bat after the double. A two out double from Chris Taylor would score Cody Bellinger and would also be the last of the scoring in the first.
The Arizona Diamondbacks would get all three of their runs from a Christian Walker bomb that came from a slider around 88mph. Coming from the lefty Clayton Kershaw, the ball ran right into Walker’s bat as we were able to leave the first tied up at first.
The Dodgers would not muster anything in the second, either would the Diamondbacks except for A HOME RUN FROM ZACK GREINKE HIMSELF!! Which gave the good guys the one run lead.
Now you guys know I will always keep it real in terms of these recaps. Innings 3-6 were an absolute snooze fest. Not a lot of action, but more so some great pitching from both sides.
Now the seventh inning is where some more fun began. Andrew Chafin would replace Zack Greinke after he faced Kyle Garlick who would pinch hit for Clayton Kershaw. Garlick reached on a single to the right side. Chafin’s first batter would be Joc Pederson who he got to strike out looking. Alex Verdugo would get a single to the left side as Yoshi Hirano came on to replace Chafin. Hirano was able to get Justin Turner to fly out and the decision was made to intentionally walk Cody Bellinger. Hirano would walk Max Muncy which tied the game at 4 and was the only run of the inning.
The Arizona Diamondbacks were not able to score in the bottom of the seventh however the eighth was a different story. Three straight singled to start the inning allowed Ketel Marte to score off the bat of David Peralta. Nick Ahmed would hit a sac fly to score Eduardo Escobar after a Christian Walker walk. The final two runs of the inning and the game for the Diamondbacks would come from Tim Locastro off of a single.
In the ninth inning, the Dodgers were able to get a one out hit by pitch from Justin Turner and a Max Muncy single scored Turner. Russell Martin would strike out swinging to end the game.
Positive: Yoan Lopez 10.7%, Christian Walker 27.6%
Negative: Carson Kelly -10.1%,
Los Angeles Dodgers:
Positive: Cody Bellinger 20.8%, Max Muncy 18.4%, Kyle Garlick 10.9%
Negative: Clayton Kershaw -11.5%, Dylan Floro -38.0%, Joc Pederson -12.3%, Justin Turner -14.0%, Chris Taylor -15.9%