The Dodgers came off a game were they smacked home runs left and right. Tonight with the Rockies winning and the Diamondbacks losing. The Dodgers sent Rich Hill to the mound to face Erasmo Ramirez. This would turn out to be a frustrating game. Joc Pederson started the game off with a walk. Then he moved to 2nd on a ground-out. Cody Bellinger hit a single and the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. The Mariners would strike right back in the bottom of the first. Mitch Haniger walked. He was advanced to 2nd base by a ground-out.
Robinson Cano reached on an infield single. Haniger moved to third on an error by Machado. Nelson Cruz singled in a run to tie the score. Kyle Seager then hit a three run shot and the Mariners took a 4-1 lead. During this game the Mariners got a lot of infield hits and played great defense to keep Erasmo Ramirez in the game. In the top of the 2nd, with the bases loaded and two outs, Manny Machado came up and smoked a ball that Cameron Maybin made a great play to catch.
In the top of the 8th, Alex Colome came in to pitch for the Mariners. He had 20 scoreless innings. Justin Turner started the inning with a solo shot to make the score 4-2. Cody Bellinger then came up and hit a moon shot to make the score 4-3. All of sudden the Dodgers had a chance. Throughout the game the Dodgers smoked the ball but right at Mariners as Ramirez avoided the barrel of the Dodgers bats. Rich Hill and the Dodgers bullpen did a great job keeping the Mariners at 4.
Edwin Diaz who hadn’t blown a save since June, came in during the 9th to get the save. With one out Max Muncy hit a solo shot to tie the score at 4-4. Caleb Ferguson came and got out of a jam in the bottom of the 9th to give the Dodgers a chance.
is it just me, or does every walkoff balk happen in a game the dodgers are involved in?
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) August 19, 2018
Justin Turner started the 10th inning with a walk. Machado, Bellinger, and Dozier were due up after that. You would think the chances are good. Justin Turner even stole second. But all three men big bats made outs in the clutch. Mitch Haniger hit a single to start the bottom of the 10th. Cameron Maybin then grounded into a fielders choice. Robinson Cano reached on an infield single. Dylan Floro was brought in to face Nelson Cruz and walked him. The next batter Kyle Seager came up and Floro got sidetracked by Justin Turner trying to keep Maybin at third and balked in a run. Tough loss. Clayton Kershaw pitches tomorrow. Hopefully Kenley Jansen will be back Monday.