Julio Urias , Cody Bellinger and Yasiel Puig all played big roles in today’s Dodgers win over the Seattle Mariners. Urias set the tone early with two scoreless innings, two strike outs, no hits and one walk.
Sergio Romo took over in the third. He brought with him high Dodger blue socks with retro-stripes and a nasty fastball. Romo went one inning and gave up no runs, no hits, and recorded 2 Ks.
Yasiel Sierra, a tall drink of Cuban water, took over in the fourth. He didn’t fool anybody. Sierra gave up a walk and a hit before a Dodgers double play and an infield grounder snuffed out what was starting to look like a big inning for Seattle.
And then Puig happened in the fifth! Yasiel launched a no doubt about it, solo home run over the left field fence to put the Dodgers ahead 1-0. Twitter then proceeded to go bonkers over his bat flip.
Sierra got a second inning, but he kept things on the edge. He gave up a triple, but Cody Bellinger made a great stop of a line drive down the first base line to rob the Mariners and preserve the Dodgers’ lead.
After his brilliant play to end the Mariners’ threat, Bellinger singled to start the Dodgers’ half of the inning. Bellinger then came around and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Dodgers 2-0
Josh Ravin didn’t do too well. He gave up a Mariners rally and 3-run home run.
In the 6th, Cody Bellinger came up big again with an RBI single. Bellinger stopped a run, scored a run, and knocked in a run over the day.
The Mariners’ defense stumbled and bumbled through the last couple of innings. The Dodgers won 7-3
Per Ken Gurnick: Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez has been shut down. Baez took a comebacker off his pitching hand two weeks ago, and he is still experiencing pain. The Dodgers’ medical staff will run more tests. Good luck, Pedro!
In the name of limiting his workload, and more importantly, in the name of keeping a close watch on Julio Urias’ development, the Dodgers denied Urias the opportunity to pitch for Team Mexico in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.
The Dodgers don’t have another game scheduled for television until next Friday. Sheesh!