The Dodgers just completed the Gauntlet for the past 32 games after the All-Star Break. They played playoff contenders for 32 straight games and went 14-18. Fresh off getting swept by the redbirds. The Dodgers played ping pong yesterday to cool off. The Dodgers welcomed the Padres to the ravine to try and right the ship. The Dodgers had on their nickname uniforms. Rich Hill took on Clayton Richard in a much needed blow-out by the Azul.
Brian Dozier led of the game with a double which set the tone. Justin Turner flied out and moved Dozier to third. Manny Machado grounded into a fielders choice and Dozier was thrown out at home. I thought here we go again. Matt Kemp then singled and moved to second on an error which scored Machado and the Dodgers led 1-0. In the bottom of the second, birthday boy Kiki Hernandez doubled. Yasmani Grandal then walked. Belli then singled in Hernandez. Brian Dozier then singled in a run. Justin Turner then singled in a run to make the score 4-0. The route was on.
D. Mountain had an amazing game. 6 IP, 2 H, ZERO runs, 1 BB and 8 K. He also had a single with an RBI and a run scored. Talk about stepping up! pic.twitter.com/3BW4H9ogw5
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) August 25, 2018
In the bottom of the third, Chris Taylor hit a solo shot. In the bottom of the fourth, Brian Dozier walked followed by a Justin Turner two run shot and the score was 7-0. That ended Clayton Richard’s night. The Dodgers who lead the league in swing and misses right down the middle. Also the Dodgers are at the bottom of the league with hitting with RISP. Actually they might be the worst. The bullpen is near the bottom of the league. The starting pitching ERA is top dog and the Doyers are a solo home run hitting machine.
In the bottom of the fifth, Cody Bellinger doubled to score a run. Bellinger wasn’t on the original line-up card. Bellinger who has been hot was going to sit. Yasiel Puig was in the lineup instead. Last minute decision put Bellinger back in. Rich Hill then singled in a run and the score was 9-0. In the bottom of the 7th, Max Muncy hit a two run shot and the score was 11-0. Yimi Garcia who just got activated off the DL pitched in the 8th inning. Daniel Hudson was placed on the DL. Manuel Margot singled. Freddy Galvis doubled him in to put the Padres on the board. Pedro Baez pitched a scoreless inning. Pat Venditte also pitched a scoreless inning. Dodgers win 11-1.
The win snaps a three game losing streak. The Dodgers are back to .500 at home. They have two more against San Diego then two in Texas. The Dodgers are 15-18 in the past 33. Arizona, Colorado,and Philadelphia lost today. Milwaukee was still playing. The NL West standings.
|West||W||L||PCT||GB||E#||WCGB||L10||STRK||HOME||ROAD||LAST GAME||NEXT GAME|
|Arizona||71||57||.555||–||–||–||7-3||L1||34-30||37-27||8/24 vs SEA, L 3-6||8/25 vs SEA, 8:10 PM|
|Colorado||70||58||.547||1.0||34||1.0||7-3||L1||33-29||37-29||8/24 vs STL, L 5-7||8/25 vs STL, 8:10 PM|
|LA Dodgers||68||61||.527||3.5||31||3.5||4-6||W1||33-33||35-28||8/24 vs SD, W 11-1||8/25 vs SD, 9:10 PM|
|San Francisco||63||66||.488||8.5||26||8.0||4-6||W1||34-26||29-40||8/23 @ NYM, W 3-1||Live vs TEX|
|San Diego||50||81||.382||22.5||11||22.0||2-8||L3||23-43||27-38||8/24 @ LAD, L 1-11||8/25 @ LAD, 9:10 PM|
|Wild Card Teams||W||L||PCT||WCGB||WCE #||L10||STRK||LAST GAME||NEXT GAME|
|St. Louis||72||57||.558||0.5||–||8-2||W4||8/24 @ COL, W 7-5||8/25 @ COL, 8:10 PM|
|Milwaukee||71||58||.550||–||–||5-5||W1||8/22 vs CIN, W 4-0||Live vs PIT|
|Colorado||70||58||.547||1.0||34||7-3||L1||8/24 vs STL, L 5-7||8/25 vs STL, 8:10 PM|
|Philadelphia||69||59||.539||2.0||33||4-6||L1||8/24 @ TOR, L 2-4||8/25 @ TOR, 4:07 PM|
|LA Dodgers||68||61||.527||3.5||31||4-6||W1||8/24 vs SD, W 11-1||8/25 vs SD, 9:10 PM|