The Dodgers swept the lowly Padres with a 13-4 win on Wednesday evening to capture their fourth consecutive win. The Dodger bats took advantage of opposing hurler Luis Perdomo’s infamous control problems by smattering the young right hander for nine runs on ten hits over just three innings. Perdomo walked two and struck out four. The Dodger bats exploded for 18 hits (five extra-base hits) and were 9 for 19 with runners in scoring position.
Corey Seager, Yasmani Grandal, Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger all had two or more hits each with Seager going 4 for 5 with three runs driven in. The Dodgers scored three in the first as they jumped all over Perdomo early in the game. They scored one more run in the second and then the big inning was the top of the third when they knocked in five runs.
Dodgers 13 18 0
Padres 4 8 1
Kenta Maeda wasn’t great but pitched well enough to pick up the win. The Japanese righty tossed 5.1 innings allowing four earned runs on eight hits but struck out ten. He walked two and made 106 pitches before being lifted in the bottom of the sixth with one out and two runners on. Newly recalled Adam Liberatore made an appearance tossing 1.1 scoreless frames with two punch-outs. The rest of the Dodger bullpen (J.T. Chargois, Wilmer Font) finished the game for the Dodgers without issue.
The story of the night though was the Dodger bats. Notably Max Muncy, who got the start at third base tonight hit his first home run of the season as a Dodger and scored two runs. He also made a couple of nice defensive plays as well.
Yasmani Grandal continued his hot hitting with a two-run double, and a single in four trips to the plate. Matt Kemp was 2 for 4 and Cody Bellinger drove in a run with an RBI single in the first inning. Chase Utley contributed with a two-run double of his own and scored twice. Even Yasiel Puig got into the fun with an RBI single in the ninth inning. Every Dodger in the lineup reached base at least once. The offensive star of the night for San Diego was Carlos Asuaje who was 2 for 4 with two runs driven in. Corey Spangenberg also tallied two hits.
There’s nothing better for what ails a team than to play the pathetic Padres. Talk about getting back on track. The Dodgers (8-9) steamrolled over the Friars. The boys in blue will take a day off on Thursday and return to action on Friday night to begin a three game series against Washington. We know that Max Scherzer will be on the mound. We don’t know yet who will start for the Dodgers. It should be a marquee matchup and a lot of fun to watch. Look sharp Dodgers! Oh and remember the broom depot stays open late tonight to service all of your Dodgers sweep merchandising needs. Go Blue.