The Dodgers feasted on new-comer Dillon Overton of the Padres making his major league debut. Rich Hill also feasted the Padres hitters as the Dodgers breezed to 8-0 win and continued their attack on the MLB as more home-runs commenced. Maybe the Dodgers were upset that Dave Roberts was suspended one game for yesterdays altercation with Padres coach Andy Green.
The Dodgers started the scoring right in the First inning as Logan Forsythe hit an infield single to score Chris Taylor to make the score 1-0. In the top of the fourth Rich Hill singled in a run to make the score 2-0. Rich Hill who has been working on his mechanics was breezing along at this point. In the top of the fifth, it seemed to come apart for Overton as Corey Seager and Justin Turner hit back to back home-runs to make the score 4-0.
Rich Hill finished the game with 11 strikeouts. He also collected two hits in the game. The game was all but over. The Dodgers decided to score more runs in the 7th inning. Austin Barnes started it with a single. Then Logan Forsythe hit a single. Forsythe also had two doubles in the game as well, finally panning out after the off-season trade to acquire him. With the bases loaded and two outs, Chris Taylor got in on the act and hit a grand slam to make the score 8-0.
Dodgers have 7 grand slams this season, 3 more than any other MLB team. Chris Taylor has three grand slams this year. Rich Hill ended up going 7 innings and he is beginning to find his groove. He is 5-4 and his era is 4.00 Brock Stewart pitched two innings of scoreless ball to keep the Padres off the scoreboard. Tomorrow the Dodgers will go for the sweep with Kenta Maeda on the mound.