It was a classic matchup. Dodgers vs Yankees. East coast vs West coast. NL vs AL. Pantone 294 vs da Bronx. There’s a long line of history between these two that half the players on both squads probably know nothing about.
The Dodgers came out blasting with back to back singles by Chase Utley and Corey Seager. Those were followed by a fielder’s choice RBI for Adrian Gonazalez. 1-0
Jose De Leon took the Yanks down 1,2,3.
2nd inning 1-0
The Dodgers rallied again and benefited from an error (E9) to score two more. 3-0
The ROY then muscled a bouncer through the infield to knock in Utley for another run. 4-0
De Leon left one up in the zone that was quickly shot into the NY night for a solo homer. 4-1
3rd inning 4-1
Yasmani Grandal and Josh Reddick blistered line drives to open the inning. Howie Kendrick laid down a bunt with eyes that scored Grandal, and everyone was safe. 5-1
Later, with Reddick on third, Howie attempted to steal second. The Yanks catcher threw the ball into CF, and Reddick scored. 6-1
Joc Pederson saved De Leon’s carnitas with a heckuva run to flag down and catch what looked like a sure gapper.
Pitch count after three: 54
5th inning 6-1
Another solo homer for the Yanks. 6-2
6th inning 6-2
De Leon out. Pedro Baez in.
1,2,3, job done.
Quiet 7th inning.
Yasiel Puig made sure the 8th wasn’t quiet with a loud crack of the bat. His PH home run made it 7-2 Dodgers.
Dodgers win! 8-2
The Pantone 294 group was out in full force in the Big Apple. Giant LA flags and loud chants of ‘Let’s go, Dodgers” filled the left field line, transforming hostile territory into Blue Heaven.
Dont look now, but: Adrian Gonzalez has a quiet little 11-game hitting streak.
Jose De Leon (W2-0) went 5 innings with 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 HRs, 2 walks, 3 Ks. ERA 4.09
Team with RISP: 2 for 9 And still scored 8 runs!