Fresh off a victory over a left-hander yesterday and three run shot by Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers returned Pedro Baez and Rich Hill from the DL and sent down Josh Fields and Trayce Thompson. The Dodgers were trying to get their third straight win against Taijuan Walker with Rich Hill returning to the mound vs the snakes.
The Dodgers had an opportunity in the first inning to steal the momentum. With the bases loaded and two outs, Joc Pederson struck out. In the top of the third Chris Iannetta hit a solo shot to put Arizona on the board. Then with the bases loaded Rich Hill walked Jake Lamb to make it 2-0 for the snakes. Rich Hill exited the game after the third inning and was replaced by Ross Stripling.
In the bottom of the Fourth Yasiel Puig continued his hot hitting and doubled in Yasmani Grandal to put the Dodgers on the board. The Dodgers bullpen did a good job of keeping the blue crew in the game. Sergio Romo gave up a single to A.J. Pollack scoring Paul Goldschmidt in the seventh to make the score 3-1 Arizona.
Corey Seager hit a rocket to deep center in the seventh that could’ve started a rally but Gold Glove center fielder A.J. Pollack made a catch while crashing into the wall to put a stop to that. Seager has been hitting the ball hard but into situations where the defense has made great plays to keep him at bay. Archie Bradley, Jorge De La Rosa, and Fernando Rodney of the Diamondbacks shut the Dodgers down the rest of the way.
The Dodgers have been hitting well at home while winning. The Dodgers will conclude this 4-game series with the snakes tomorrow with Brandon McCarthy on the mound facing a left hander in Robbie Ray. Hopefully Robbie Ray wont be Cy Young tomorrow.