The Dodgers rebounded from the tough loss on Friday night to get the victory last night. So tonight on ESPN the Dodgers concluded the free-way series at the Big A. Andrew Heaney took on Alex Wood. A couple of frustrating things transpired in this game in a series the Dodgers should’ve swept. The Dodgers started off on the right foot in the top of the 2nd. Matt Kemp and Logan Forsythe walked. Yasiel Puig then hit a three run shot to make the score 3-0.
Prior to the game Matt Kemp and Kenley Jansen made the NL All-star team. In the bottom of the third, Justin Upton hit a single to score two runs to make the score 3-2. Cody Bellinger had three at bats tonight where he grounded out to the right side of the infield falling on one leg. On two occasions he almost beat out the throw to first. He was called out. He also grounded out to end the game. Yasiel Puig left the game at some point and it was because of this.
#Dodgers RF Yasiel Puig left the game because of a right intercostal oblique strain. I'm no doc but that sounds like a DL injury.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 9, 2018
The Dodgers didn’t hit at all the rest of the day and not much during this series. In the bottom of the 6th, Albert Pujols hit a solo shot to tie the score 3-3. On a side note the Angels stadium crowd is boring. The snakes lost today so a Dodger win would’ve put the Dodgers in a tie for first place. All the Dodger hitters need to stop trying to hit home-runs. In the bottom of the 7th, J.T. Chargois came in. Shoehi Ohtani came in to pinch hit and hit a home run and the Angels took the lead.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is "almost certain" Yasiel Puig will need to go on the DL, but he will get an MRI in LA tomorrow.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) July 9, 2018
The Dodgers got shut down the rest of the way by the Angels bullpen. The Dodgers should’ve swept the series. The Dodgers will play the next four against the Padres. Then next weekend against the Angels again. With Puig going on the DL, who will the Dodgers call up? Could it be Andrew Toles time? Dodgers need to pull the trigger on Manny Machado.