The Dodgers have won two straight against the Snakes in thrilling fashion to tie the Snakes for first place. This afternoon the Dodgers sent Walker Buehler to the mound to face former Red Sox Clay Buchholz. What do you know, a pitchers duel broke out. This series has been close with a playoff feel to it. The pitching has been great in this series on both sides.
The Rockies win.
The winner of the Dodgers-Diamondbacks game will be in first place in the NL West. The loser will be in third place.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) September 2, 2018
In the top of the first, Paul Goldschmidt hit a dinker for a single for the DBacks. That would be Arizona’s only hit for a quite a long time in this game. In the bottom of the third inning, Walker Buehler got the Dodger’s first hit. Joc Pederson then got hit by pitch with outs and put Buehler on 2nd base. Justin Turner then walked. Manny Machado then came up with an opportunity to strike. He flied out and down went that opportunity.
The Dodgers haven’t been able to jump out in front in this series. In the bottom of the 5th, Max Muncy hit a solo shot and sent the crowd into a frenzy. The Dodgers led 1-0.
Max on, Max off. pic.twitter.com/eDbO1bAyMf
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 2, 2018
Walker Buehler then singled again. Joc Pederson then singled. The Dodgers had something cooking. Justin Turner then hit a rocket right to a Dback and the Dodgers were doubled up. In the top of the 7th, Paul Goldschmidt singled. Daniel Descalso then walked. New Dodger Ryan Madson then came in. Ketel Marte then walked. Alex Avila then hit a fly to center. Bellinger caught it and threw a rocket to the plate. It looked as though it gunned down Goldschmidt. He ended up being safe and the score was 1-1.
Caleb Ferguson was facing Daniel Descalso in the ninth. Descalso homered and the Dbags took a 2-1 lead. The air went out of the stadium. Kenley Jansen then came in to pitch and got in a bit of trouble but was able to get out of it.
Jansen gets Souza looking. One to tie and two to win. pic.twitter.com/SqRQfifJtL
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 2, 2018
Brad Boxberger came in to try and get the split for the Dbags. Alex Verdugo came in and worked a walk. Max Muncy then batted and worked a walk. Tim Locastro came in to pitch-run. Kiki Hernandez then bunted the runners over to 2nd and 3rd. The Dbacks brought in Archie Bradley to face Matt Kemp. Matt Kemp won the game last night.
MATT KEMP COMES UP BIG AGAIN ?
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 2, 2018
The Dodgers have won three straight games by the score of 3-2 in dramatic fashion. They took 3 of 4 from the Dbacks. The Dodgers are alone in first place. No time to relax. Tomorrow they face Degrom. Next weekend they face the Rockies.