The Dodgers took out all their frustration from the last couple of losses out in the old ball-field today. The Dodgers have a double-header today to make-up for a rain out earlier in the year. Walker Buehler got the nod for the Dodgers against Chris Stratton. The Dodgers would go on have a bash party by the bay by winning the game 15-6. The Dodgers piled on Chris Stratton early and knocked him out fast as the offense awoke in a big way.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) April 29, 2018
The Dodgers got a season high 15 runs and 20 hits. Walker Buehler (1-0) allowed two runs and struck out six over five innings. Los Angeles lost right fielder Yasiel Puig to a sore left hip after he ran into a wall. Matt Kemp did not start the game but came in as pinch hitter late in the game.
Dave Roberts said Yasiel Puig is likely not available for second game of double header. Puig is having X-Ray on his left foot after fouling a pitch off it in 2nd Inning.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) April 29, 2018
Chris Taylor had three hits and a home-run as the Dodgers ended a three game losing streak. The Dodgers are still one game below .500 heading into the second game later tonight. The bullpen still seems to be an issue as they continue to give up runs. Tony Cingrani has dead arm and wont be available for today’s games. Pablo Sandoval of the Giants actually pitched in the ninth as an emergency reliever and retired three Dodgers in a row. Pedro Baez came in during the 7th inning and gave up three runs. Baez to me should be toast.