The Dodgers have been gaining ground on the NL West, but they are still in Fourth place and under .500 for the season and under .500 at home. Today Alex Wood was on the mound to try to put the Dodgers closer as the Rockies and Diamondbacks both lost. The Dodgers have dug themselves a deep hole as far as being a .500 team, so it will take time. They got off to a good start in the first inning, Chris Taylor led off the game with a home-run off Jordan Lyles and the Dodgers led 1-0.
What I would give for Brad Hand to be a Dodger….
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 27, 2018
In the top of the 2nd inning the Padres struck back as Freddy Galvis hit a two run shot. In bottom of the 2nd inning, Cody Bellinger struggles continued as he grounded into a double play. The Padres led 2-1. In the bottom of the fourth, Justin Turner hit his first home run of the year and the Dodgers tied the game at 2-2. Matt Kemp and Yasmani Grandal both hit singles. Logan Forsythe then singled in a run. Joc Pederson then grounded in a run and the score was 4-2.
Clayton Kershaw said his simulated game went well and he’ll be ready to start for the Dodgers in 5 days if that’s what the team decides.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) May 26, 2018
In the top of the 5th inning, former Dodger A.J. Ellis hit a home run to make the score 4-3. In the bottom of the 5th, the Dodgers had the Padres on the mat with the bases loaded and only scored one run on a Cody Bellinger walk to make the score 5-3. In the top of the 6th, Jose Pirela hit a single followed by a two run shot from Christian Villanueva. The Padres tied the game and Pedro Baez came in for relief if you can say that. Daniel Hudson came in and gave up an infield single in the top of the 7th. Scott Alexander came in and hit a batter. Jose Pirela then singled in a run to make the score 6-5 Padres.
In the top of the 8th, Scott Fields came in and gave up a solo shot to Christian Villanueva and the Padres took a 7-5 lead. The Padres would win. The pitching didn’t get the job done today. The Dodgers need bullpen help and another bat to make a serious run with Corey Seager out. Luckily the whole division is losing so the Dodgers are staying in the race. Walker Buehler pitches tomorrow.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) May 27, 2018