What will the blister gods have to say about that?
By this point it was 12 down in a row, and folks were starting to notice something special developing.
Three straight singles brought home a run to crack the seal on the scoring. Credit Adrian Gonzalez with the first RBI. 1-0
Then Yasmani Grandal came up and smashed a 3-run home run. 4-0
5th inning 4-0
Another hitless, scoreless inning for Hill.
6th inning 4-0
After 86 pitches and 8 strikeouts, Hill gave up a two-out single. That was the Padres’ first hit of the night, and all they got from Hill.
Will wonders never end? A near no-hitter now joined by Josh Reddick‘s first home run as a Dodger. 5-0
7th inning 5-0
The Dodgers got two gift walks, but left the runners there.
8th inning 5-0
Casey Fien in. With a runner on second, he gave up a booming fly ball that Howie Kendrick made a magnificent, running, over the shoulder catch on.
No matter, the next batter singled in the run. 5-1
9th inning 5-1
Kenley Jansen vs the Padres
Norris: K swinging
Schimpf: K swinging
Who cares: K Got him swinging!
Dodgers win! 5-1
Tops: Yasmani Grandal now has a career-high 22 HRs.
A traded flop no more: Josh Reddick finally came of age with the Dodgers and went 3 for 4 with two singles and a solo home run.
Should I worry?: Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that Josh Reddick hit his first Dodgers home run.
Trouble is, that probably reassured the Dodgers about the Reddick experiment. He may find a nice hitting groove. He may never hit again. Either way, I fear Reddick will now be cemented into the starting lineup, and Andrew Toles will slip down the depth charts.
The Giants won, so the Dodgers keep 2 game lead.
Team with RISP: 2 for 3