Alex “Who knows which way he’ll bend?” Wood on the mound. Exciting in an entirely different way.
Cut to the third inning:
Alex Wood strikes out the side. It looked like Strudy Wood was on, as six of the first nine outs were Ks.
The problem was, the Dodgers were falling down in line like blue dominoes.
Alex Wood, job well done again. Only 1 hit, 8 Ks
Still missing in action.
Wood at 11 Ks.
Then came Wood’s first real challenge of the night. Two on, one out for Matt Kemp.
He got Kemp to fly out, but it was deep enough for a tag up RBI. Padres went up 1-0.
Wood ended the inning with a career high 13 Ks.
7th inning. Padres 1-0
Trayce Thompson hit a two run blast to center field. Dodgers took the lead 2-1.
Wood back on the hill.
He gave up a lead off double to Derek Norris.
After another base hit, and with runners on the corners, Wood was out.
Adam Liberatore came in and gave up the sac fly for the second, and tying Padre run. 2-2
Nobody scored in the 8th and 9th innings, so it was time for…
11th inning Score tied 2-2
Cin-hui Tsao on the mound for the Dodgers. Bases loaded for the Padres, and then he walked in the walk off run.
Dodgers lost 3-2.
Last night the Dodgers were scoring runs, but the starting pitcher kept giving them back. Tonight the starter was solid, with 13 strike outs, but the Dodgers’ offense was hibernating.
Manager Roberts got Adrian Gonzalez back in the lineup tonight, but he kept repeating the insanity of putting Justin Turner in the top of the lineup. He went 0 for 4 with a walk. The other mortal offensive sin is breaking up the three hot bats of Seager, Thompson and Pederson.Those three should follow Seager.
I’m not even sure I would keep Gonzalez batting clean up. I would bat him fifth, right after the youngsters, until he starts to show some power. But I’m not the skipper, so they’ll keep repeating the losing formula, and I’ll keep watching them creatively settling into third.
Alex Wood went 6 innings with 4 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 13 Ks. ERA 4.03
Home run: Trayce Thompson
Team with RISP: 0 for 2