3. to tune-up for the playoffs, all while staying healthy.
Julio Urias took the ball for the Dodgers tonight in what turned out to be short – but effective – three-inning performance. He pitched quite well, avoiding the nemesis of early-inning runs that has dogged him throughout the season. He held the Padres scoreless through the first three using 58 pitches, 35 of them strikes.
Jesse Chavez replaced Urias and promptly gave up two runs to the Padres. 0-2
6th inning 1-2
Justin Turner then singled to drive in Charlie Culberson with the tying run. 2-2
With bases loaded, JT came in to score from third on a wild pitch, which also advanced Segedin and Yasiel Puig to second and third. Dodgers took the lead 3-2.
Joc Pederson hit his second double of the night, scoring both runners. Dodgers up 5-2
7th inning 5-2
Dodgers scored again on Carlos Ruiz‘s two-run double. 7-2
Dodgers Win! 9-4
As I mentioned before, tonight was a tune-up for Urias, who only went three innings. He probably could have gone four, but with a pitch count above 50, the Dodgers took the prudent route and sat him early. Although he used a lot of pitches, the big point was he kept the Padres scoreless. He struck out the side in the second.
Who sez Joc can’t hit lefties? Joc Pederson was hot tonight, going two for five, with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs.
The offense had a good night with 9 runs on 15 hits. Yasiel Puig went 2 for 4 and scored 2 runs.
Julio Urias went 3 innings with 1 hit, 0 runs, 2 walks, 5 Ks. ERA 2.39
Team with RISP: 2 for 16
Bring on the Giants!