Fresh off a combined no hitter, the Dodgers were in Mexico for Cinco de drinko I meant Mayo. The Dodgers had three wins under their belt and had a chance to finish this road trip with a winning record. Then Kenta Maeda took the mound. Maeda’s troubles began right away. Travis Janikowski started off with a triple. Eric Hosmer then hit a two run shot and the Padres led 2-0. The Dodgers bounced back in the 2nd inning. Matt Kemp hit a solo shot. Joc Pederson who has been hitting well, singled. Kenta Maeda even hit a single.
Chris Taylor then singled him in to tie the score. In the third inning the Dodgers took the lead as Cody Bellinger walked and eventually made it to 2nd base. Matt Kemp then singled him in to make the score 3-2. Franchy Cordero walked in the 4th. Eventually he would score on a Freddy Galvis sac fly to tie the score 3-3.
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In the top of the fifth, Chris Taylor started off with a double. The Dodgers would eventually strand him. In the top of the 6th, Joc Pederson doubled. Chase Utley walked. Breyvic Valera also walked. Chris Taylor was hit by pitch and the Dodgers took a 4-3 lead. Josh Fields then came in and things went awry for the blue crew. Christian Villanueva walked. Raffy Lopez then hit a two run shot and los Padres went ahead for good.
Rich Hill said “I’m good to go, they decided to have Stripling pitch.” #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 6, 2018
Daniel Hudson came in to pitch the bottom of the 8th. Franchy Cordero walked and then Raffy Lopez singled. Chase Headley singled him in. Carlos Asuaje then singled him in for a 7-4 lead. Chris Taylor led off the ninth with a single but the Dodgers couldn’t generate anything. Tomorrow is the finale of the road trip until they come back home to face the snakes for two. Rich Hill was supposed to start but the Dodgers will go with Ross Stripling. Sabermetrics!
Rich Hill is unhappy with the Dodgers’ decision to scratch him. “I’m good to go,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong. There’s nothing going on. They just decided to go with Strip.”
— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura) May 6, 2018