The battered and bruised Dodgers came back from a successful road trip at 31-31. In today came the young Braves who have a prolific offense. Walker Buehler took on former Dodger Brandon Mccarthy. In the bottom of the first, Matt Kemp got a single. Cody Bellinger then walked. Yasiel Puig then singled to score a run and the Dodgers led 1-0. In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Yasmani Grandal hit a solo shot for a 2-0 Dodgers lead. It would the first of five home runs for the Dodgers tonight. The Dodgers have suddenly started going long ball.
Today, the Dodgers recalled Pat Venditte and Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
To make room on the active roster, Dennis Santana has been placed on the 10-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain (retroactive to 6/5) and Brock Stewart has been optioned to OKC.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 9, 2018
In the bottom of the fourth, Yasmani Grandal hit another solo shot and the Dodgers led 3-0. The Braves didn’t get their first hit until the 5th inning. Kurt Suzuki doubled in a run and the Braves got on the board. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Joc Pederson hit a solo shot to continue his hot hitting. Max Muncy then hit a solo shot and the score was 5-1. Yasiel Puig left the game for some reason. Then Walker Buehler left the game in the 6th inning in what is being described as rib soreness. Justin Turner continues to sit out with a sore wrist.
In the top of the sixth, Pat Venditte came in to pitch. Freddie Freeman hit a double to score a run and the score 5-2. Max Muncy doubled in a run to score Adam Liberatore in the bottom of the 7th to make the score 6-2. In the top of the 8th, Johan Camargo hit a solo shot to make the score 6-3.
The #dodgers have won
16 of the last 21
Last 6 of 7
2 in a row
The home opener
76.2% of the last 21 games
2 road series in a row
Choose your number. Just means the #Dodgers are back
Need to keep workin’
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) June 9, 2018
In the bottom of the 8th, Cody Bellinger hit a solo shot to continue his hot hitting and made the score 7-3. Kenley Jansen came for the top of the 9th inning to close the game out. Alex Wood will be on the mound tomorrow. The Dodgers need a starter to go long to give the bullpen a break. The Dodgers need to make a a move for a pitcher with all the pitchers dropping like flies.