Tonight was the first game of a seven-game homestand at Chavez Ravine, and the first time that Don Mattingly would manage against his former team.
Nothing much happened for the first three innings, and then Giancarlo Stanton stepped to the plate.
Stanton got a first pitch, hanging curve ball, and blasted it into Mannywood.
And then Puig happened!
He jacked a big home run to tie the game at one run apiece.
The Dodgers weren’t done with Chen yet. Trayce Thompson also blasted a home run to center field.
Giancarlo Stanton hit a foul ball that should have been an out. It was a pop up that drifted toward the stands just beyond first base. It was a night off for Gonzalez, so Yasmani Grandal was there. He tracked the ball to the short wall and then just let it drop in foul territory about three feet away. Stanton got another pitch and he doubled in a run to tie the game at two.
6th inning Dodgers 2 Marlins 2
Marlins added ANOTHER run to retake the lead.
7th inning Marlins 3-2
Louis Coleman in to pitch.
After a walk, a HR, and a double, Coleman finally found the secret to shutting down and striking out Stanton.
Chen got those three runs, and the Dodgers lost the first game of the series. Which is starting to become a thing now.
Ross Stripling (0-1) went 5 and 1/3 innings with 8 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, 3 K’s ERA 3.22
Home runs: Yasiel Puig, Trayce Thompson