This game should be erased from memory, act as if it didn’t happen.Â The reason I put a Justin Turner picture on my last story was because it was to signify how much they miss him. Today the Dodgers sent Rich Hill to the mound to face Tajuan Walker.Â You figure on paper that the Dodgers should win but the game isn’t played on paper.
The game started off well enough in the bottom of the 2nd as Yasiel Puig hit a double. Joc Pederson then hit a single and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. That would be the jist of the Dodgers attack tonight.Â C.J. Mcfarland came to pitch the third inning for Tajuan Walker.
Whoa, if the #Dbacks hang on here to win their 11th in a row against the Dodgers it will be the longest losing streak against one opponent in Los Angeles Dodgers history.
— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) April 15, 2018
In the third inning, David Peralta walked with two outs. Ketel Marte then hit a double to score a run. Paul Goldschmidt then hit a two run jack to snap him out of his funk. Meanwhile while the crickets kept singing and the Dodgers kept going quietly. In the 4rth inning Chris Owings hit a double. Deven Marrero then singled (the ball left the yard but the runners overlapped each other and the homer was ruled a single via review) to score another run to make the score 5-1. Game, set, and match.
#Dodgers Logan Forsythe is getting an MRI on his right shoulder
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 15, 2018
So Logan Forsythe seems to be injured, as if the news could’t get worse.Â In the top of the fifth, A.J. Pollack hit a two run shot to make the score 7-1. Scott Alexander came in a pitched a few innings of scoreless relief.Â Wilmer Font came in during the 8th inning and gave up a homer to Pollack. It’s safe to say the Wilmer Font experiment is over. Alex Avila added a homer off Font in the 9th to wrap up the scoring.
And this team has shown the ability to rip off a crazy win streak. Just hope Roberts is priming this team for it. https://t.co/wpTCuGvDZg
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) April 15, 2018
Bellinger and Puig seem to be swinging the bat fine. The pitching hasn’t gotten it done. Let’s hope Clayton Kershaw can save us tomorrow.