Tonight’s Dodgers – Snakes game matched current Dodgers ace Alex Wood, against ex-Dodgers ace, Zack Grienke. They both battled valiantly, but Grienke eventually fell to the long Dodgers lineup as Yasiel Puig and Joc Pederson sent him to the dugout losing 3-2. The snakes never recovered.
It was an old-fashioned pitchers duel through the first five innings, as both pitchers gave up only one run apiece. The Dodgers drew first blood in the second inning behind Cody Bellinger‘s 33rd home run of the season.
Dodgers Killer Paul Goldschmidt did his usual damage with a home run, thankfully solo, to tie the game 1-1 in the 4th inning. Alex Wood hung tough until the sixth, when he gave up his second run of the night on a small ball Arizona rally.
The score remained tied at one run apiece until the seventh, when the boys finally found a way to get through Zack Grienke. Cody Bellinger doubled to begin the inning. Later, with two out, Joc Pederson doubled to score Belli. The game was now toed at two. Yasiel Puig came up and hit a clutch single to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2.
Josh Fields took over in the seventh and pitched two scoreless innings to win a bit of confidence from the skipper and the Dogders faithful. Kenley Jansen finished things off with a shut down ninth to record the save at 3-2.
HaHa: The Dodgers handed Grienke his first loss at home after going 10-0.
Approaching 30: Tonight was Jansen’s 29th save.