So with Clayton Kershaw making a rehab start. The Dodgers went with Ross Chicken Stripling to oppose Zach Davies of the Brew Crew. This game turned out to be a bullpen game for the Dodgers. Reinforcements are coming for the Dodgers as Yu Darvish, Cody Bellinger, Clayton Kershaw, and Alex Wood will all be coming off the DL soon. But lets get back to tonight’s game.
The offense just hasn’t been the same without Cody Bellinger. Ross Stripling pitched the first three innings for the Dodgers. He held the Brewers scoreless. Edward Paredes then came on in the Fourth inning and pitched a scoreless inning. Davies held the Dodgers scoreless to this point as he attacked the strike zone against the Blue crew’s offense.
Josh Ravin came in for the Fifth inning and then broke a scoreless game. Manny Pina hit a single and then Orlando Arcia hit a two run home run to center field for the Brewers to take a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the fifth with two outs the Dodgers got back to back singles from Silver Fox Chase Utley and Austin Barnes. Adrian Gonzalez came up to pinch-hit and struck out to squander that opportunity. The Wild Horse Yasiel Puig did provide two highlights in this game.
Davies pitched seven innings of shut out ball and then gave it tho the Brewer bullpen. Neil Walker hit a double in the 8th inning to score a run and make the score 3-0 Brewers. That would end up being the final score as the Dodgers only managed to get five hits. The Dodgers bullpen did a great job of keeping the team in the game. The offense just couldn’t seem to muster much of an attack tonight.
These are the dog days. But reinforcements are coming for the Dodgers and also September call ups. Yu Darvish will pitch tomorrow for the Dodgers.