The Dodgers spotted the Fish a 10-0 lead yesterday en route to 10-6 loss. Fresh in a lot of Dodgers memories was the 4-game sweep that the Marlins handed the Dodgers last season in Don Mattingly’s return to Dodger Stadium. Brandon McCarthy was on the mound to rebound the Dodgers from yesterdays loss.
Vance Worley was on the mound for the Marlins. So in other words, this should be a game the Dodgers handle. A sight for sore eyes when Adrian Gonzalez started the scoring the 1st inning as he doubled in Cody Bellinger and Yasmani Grandal. McCarthy kept the Marlins bats at bay most of the game. A rare appearance by Joc Pederson in the bottom of the Fourth inning as he hit a solo shot to extend the Dodgers lead to 3-0.
Mccarthy surrendered his first hit in the top of the 5th inning so he was on cruise control. Former Dodger Aj Ellis got his first RBI as a Marlin to put the fish on the board in the 5th inning. Yasmani Grandal continued his hot hitting with a double in the bottom of the fifth. Adrian Gonzalez then singled him in to continue his torrid day to make the score 4-1.
Brett Eibner who has been solid since coming on singled in 2 in the bottom of the sixth to make the score 6-1. It’s nice to see Grandal, Gonzalez, and Pederson get hits. The Dodgers will need them especially with Justin Turner and Logan Forsythe out. The bullpen handled the game from their. The only blemish was Kenley Jansen giving up a home run in the 9th. Alex Wood and Brandon McCarthy have been terrific this season to help out the starting rotation. They just need Rich Hill and Kenta Maeda to get going. McCarthy improved to 4-1 on season with 3.76 Era.
The Diamondbacks lost today so the Dodgers have tied them for 2nd place in the NL West and are 2 games behind the Rockies for first place. They will have tomorrow off and play the NL Central the rest of the week as they will entertain the Cardinals and the Cubs.