It was 99 degrees at first pitch. The Dodgers and Brewers were both decked out in powder blue accented unis, and Kenta Maeda on the bump.
They say the hotter weather makes it easier for home run balls to travel. Perhaps so, as Maeda gave up a first inning home run. 1-0
No additional scoring through the first three innings, but both sides put up some nice defensive plays to snuff out potential rallies.
4th inning Brewers 1-0
Kenta Maeda started the inning at 69 pitches. He ended the inning at 80 pitches with eight strikeouts, the last four of them consecutive.
Maeda was having a good day on the mound, but if the Dodgers offense did not get going, it would all be for naught.
5th inning Brewers 1-0
The Dodgers had their best chance of the game with men on first and second, and only one out. Nothing.
7th inning Brewers 1-0
After 1/3 of the inning, Maeda went out with two men on. A great pitching performance on a super hot day.
Combustible Pedro Baez in.
One pitch – Double play.
Enrique Hernandez tied it up with a pinch hit home run. 1-1
Kenley Jansen held the Brewers.
Base hit, Adrian Gonzalez
Base hit, Trayce Thompson
Scott Van Slyke in to pinch run for AGon.
Howie Kendrick walk. Bases loaded.
Yasmani Grandal with a walk off walk to win.
Dodgers win 2-1
Kenta Maeda went 6 1/3 innings with 6 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, 8 Ks, 1 HR ERA 2.64
Double: Corey Seager
Home run: Kike Hernandez
Team with RISP: 0 for 4 Forgiven, Father’s Day and super hot.
Minimal commentary today, folks. you know what day it is and everyone’s waiting for me to start up the BBQ.
Happy Father’s Day, everyone!