It’s been a tough series. It personifies the Dodgers’ season and abilities so far. Perhaps I should say the lack of abilities that many of us have been resistant to accept. This team rarely fires on all cylinders at the same time, and it’s searching for a different savior every day.
Today’s designated savior was Julio Urias, making his first start of the season with the big club. I doubt the Dodgers wanted to bring him up so quickly, but for the reasons why, see the above paragraph.
The game started out promising enough, with a Corey Seager solo home run in the first, followed by a one, two, three inning from Urias.
It was starting to look like the Seager-Urias-Show as Corey not only belted out the only Dodgers run, he also made two outstanding catches to preserve that lead. At the end of four innings, it was still Seager-Urias 1-0 over the Giants as they completed a double play.
With two out and two on in the sixth, Giants wunderkind Christian Arroyo knocked in the tying run, and with it, he also knocked Urias out of the game. It was clear the early Seager-Urias heroics would not be enough to win today.
The teams remained tied for the duration and went into extra innings for the second game in a row. Last night the Giants came out on top, but today it was the Dodgers who capitalized and steamrolled the hated ones for a win and a series split.
I could write about how it all happened, but I’ll just say the Dodgers loaded the bases in the tenth, and with that, I’ll let the pictures tell the story.
The Dodgers pulled off a series split, and in doing so keep their mediocre season record at a game below .500. They’ll come home for a 6-game homestand with a win to their back. That aint a bad thing.
They Say It’s Your Birthday: Corey Seager began the game with a home run and some stellar defensive play. He later put a bookend on his big day when Brandon Belt belted a line shot to him for the final out of the game.
Julio Urias went 5 2/3 innings with 4 hits, 1 run, 4 walks and 4 Ks. ERA 1.59