Their return home to LA was slowed by a stop against their NL West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks.Here’s how game one of three played out.2nd inning
The Diamondbacks quickly let Rich Hill know there would be no perfect game tonight with a Kyle Jensen home run to open the scoring. 0-1
3rd inning 0-1
The Dodgers sealed off their first third of the game scoreless.
Rich Hill slid further from perfect as he gave up another run. 0-2
4th inning 0-2
Hill had an easy fourth, but the Snakes still led, and the Dodgers still looked powerless to do anything about it.
Rich Hill tried a lead off bunt, and it seemed the pitch ran in on his hands. On his way to first, Hill started barking at the Snakes’ pitcher, Archie Bradley. Bradley replied in turn, and the benches cleared- quite quickly. Ultimately, nothing came of it.
Despite scrapping out one run in the fourth, the Dodgers continued to look lost at the plate.
Hill still on the mound. He began the inning just under 80 pitches.
Another mini-rally, another run for the Snakes. 1-3.
At 93 pitches, Hill was done.
Luis Coleman in. The rally continued. 1-4 He was not effective at all. After more base runners and a big bomb by Mitch Haniger, it was 1-7.7th inning 1-7
The Dodgers put together another scrappy rally started by Joc Pederson and PH Andrew Toles. Pederson scored from third on a wild pitch. 2-7
Chase Utley doubled home Toles to make it 3-7. That’s how the inning ended.
Turned out, that’s how the game ended. The Dodgers never scored again.