A bloop hit last night by Justin Turner salvaged a game for the Dodgers which Kenley Jansen almost blew. So today the Dodgers put Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound against left hander Robbie Erlin. The Brewers, Phillies, and Snakes all won today. The Rockies lost. The Dodgers had a chance to gain more ground. In the top of the 2nd. Franmil Reyes hit a solo shot and the fathers had the early lead.
In the top of the third, Will Myers hit a triple. Hunter Renfroe singled him in and the Padres led 2-0. The Dodgers needed a spark. With two outs in the bottom of the 5th, Hyun Jin Ryu singled and had two hits on the day. Brian Dozier then worked a walk. Justin Turner then doubled in two runs and the score was ties 2-2. Manny Machado hit a two run shot and the Dodgers took a 4-2 lead and chased Erlin from the game. That was Machado’s biggest hit as a Dodger.
The Dodgers win, 7-3. They are 70-61. They swept the Padres, which was imperative. They picked up two games on Arizona this weekend. Still 2.5 back with 31 to play.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 26, 2018
In the bottom of the sixth, Yasmani Grandal walked. Joc Pederson then came to walk. Both runners moved over due to a wild pitch. Justin Turner then singled in two runs and the Dodgers led 6-2. Ryu went six innings. In the bottom of the 8th, Max Muncy walked. Justin Turner then doubled him in and the Dodgers led 7-2. Dylan Floro pitched two scoreless innings. Yimi Garcia came in to the pitch the 9th. Hunter Renfroe greeted him with a solo shot and the Dodgers led 7-3.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 26, 2018
Dodgers are 2.5 back of the Snakes for the division. The Dodgers are 1.5 back of the Rockies. They are also 2.5 back of the Brewers for the second wild card spot. The Dodgers have the day off tomorrow. The next two are against the Rangers in Texas. The Dodgers are 17-18 since the All-star break.