Chase Utley with a lead off double!
Corey Seager picked up right where he left off before coming down with a three-day case of stomach flu. His RBI single put the Dodgers ahead 1-0
2nd inning Dodgers 1-0
Six up, six down for McCarthy.
3rd inning 1-0
Sloppy inning. Walks and a Joc Pederson error led to two runs for the redbirds.
4th inning Cards 2-1
McCarthy back to a 1,2,3 inning.
5th inning Cards 2-1
Corey Seager led off the inning with – you guessed it – another base hit.
Another 1,2,3 inning for McCarthy.
6th inning Cards 2-1
Howie Kendrick kept his hitting streak alive at 14, tying the game at 2-2 in style – with a home run!
McCarthy came into the inning having only given up one very unlucky two-run single.
He only needed seven pitches to put the red birds away this time.
7th inning Tie score 2-2
Corey Seager led off with his fourth hit of the game! Again the Dodgers left him standing there.
After a pitch sailed about two feet off the plate, McCarthy and Yasmani Grandal met on the mound. They called for the trainer, who appeared to work on a leg cramp. McCarthy was done.
Adam Liberatore in.
He got into a tight squeeze with the bases loaded and two out, but a broken Cardinals bat saved him.
8th inning Tie 2-2
Joe Blanton in.
With some help from a running, leaping, and bubble blowing Joc Pederson, he got the job done.
9th inning 2-2
Justin Turner got a hold of one and jacked it out over the CF fence to break the tie and get Kenley Jansen up in the bullpen.
With two out, Jansen gave up a Jeff Gyorko home run to tie the game. 3-3
11th inning 3-3
Grant Dayton came in for his Dodgers debut to face no less than the heart of the Birds’ order.
1,2,3 inning. Job done.
12 inning 3-3
A blazing fastball, 2 Ks and two innings scoreless for Dayton.
HBP (really a jersey grazed by pitch) was his only baserunner.
13th inning 3-3
Austin Barnes came in to pinch run and was moved to second by a Joc sac.
Yasiel Puig came in to PH and received a respectable chorus of “Boo” from the Cards fans.
He popped up, to what I suspect was an equal round of boos from Dodgers fans.
Pedro Baez in. Job done.
15th inning 3-3
Believe it or not, they played long enough to bring Bud Norris in. It took a while, but job done.
16th inning 3-3
Walk off home run by Matt Adams.
Dodgers lose 4-3
Corey Seager had a very good first game back after missing three with a stomach flu. It was his third career 4-hit game.
Trouble was, nobody else wearing Dodger blue was hitting when it mattered – WRISP. Even JT’s ninth inning home run was with nobody on. And then the Dodgers proceeded to not. hit. again.
Brandon McCarthy was nails today, and he deserved to win. With the exception of that one unlucky inning, his fastball was very effective, and he used it to paint the corners. At 85 pitches in just over six innings, it was his longest outing of the year. Too bad he was done in by that leg cramp.
As we mentioned in last night’s recap, the Dodgers’ bullpen is losing ground against opponents. This time it Jansen giving up a run, and blowing the save.
For extra grief, the Giants lost their sixth straight, so the Dodgers blew a chance to gain a full game in the standings.
McCarthy went 6 1/3 innings with 1 hit 2 runs 4 Ks, 3 walks. ERA 1.51
Team with RISP: 1 for 13 I don’t even wanna talk about it.