The Dodgers have been bashing teams left and right. So the hated ones are in town with Ty Blach on the mound who has had success against the Dodgers. Rich Hill was on the mound for the Dodgers looking to continue his winning ways as of late. The backdrop of this magical season and this particular series is the MLB trade deadline, which is in two days.
In the bottom of the first Corey Seager hit a double to get things started. Cody Bellinger singled him home for the Dodgers to take a 1-0 lead. Bellinger leads the team in RBI’s. In the bottom of the third, Corey Seager hit another double. Seager lately has been red hot and the fact the Dodgers were getting some hits against a left hander made it so much sweeter. Cody Bellinger once again hit a single to collect another RBI and the Dodger took a 2-0 lead.
Meanwhile Rich Hill kept the Giants bats at bay. The patented curve-ball was curving and leaving the giants hitters like the fool on the hill. Through three innings, Hill kept the hated ones hit-less. Hunter Pence hit a solo shot for Giants to put them on the board and make the score 2-1. It was Rich Hill’s only mistake of the game.
Hill ended up pitching until the sixth inning of the game. Yasiel Puig pitched in the with a sliding catch to rob Buster Posey of at least a double. The Dodgers bullpen handled the rest of the game to secure the 2-1 victory which evened up the season series between the teams. Josh Fields, Luis Avilan, and Pedro bridged the gap till the big dog came in to take care of business.
Kenley Jansen earned yet another save. The Giants will try to save face tomorrow as they will move up Madison Bumgarner to face the Dodgers. The Dodgers won their 7th straight. So with this magical season progressing, the only question is will the Dodgers go for it all and try and capture the world series by adding to the rotation with their plethora of depth and prospects. We will find out soon enough if this ride will continue and how deep it can go based on what additions are made for the team. The time to strike seems to be now.