Home Baseball A comeback try falls quick in extras as 4-game streak ends – Dodgers Digest

A comeback try falls quick in extras as 4-game streak ends – Dodgers Digest

A comeback try falls quick in extras as 4-game streak ends – Dodgers Digest


The Dodgers had been unable to finish the sweep as we speak in opposition to the Astros, snapping their four-game shedding streak in a 6-5 loss. It was a sport that received much more thrilling late, after a pair of homers gave the Astros an early lead and the Dodgers offense was quieted the entire sport. However they broke out within the eighth to tie issues up in a flash earlier than some premature hitting and pen depth points in the end had been their undoing.


Hunter Brown and his nice stuff was on the mound for the Astros, and he put his workforce in a right away gap due to Mookie Betts smashing his nineteenth homer of the yr. It was his second lead-off homer in three video games, and the hat trick was solely prevented by Corey Julks‘ theft yesterday.

Sadly that didn’t final lengthy as after Tony Gonsolin cruised by way of the first, as a result of within the 2nd he issued a stroll after which gave up a two-run homer to Jeremy Pena to make it 2-1 to the Astros.

After bouncing again for a bit within the third, Gonsolin then surrendered a double and a Jose Abreu lined two-run homer to up their result in 4-1.

Gonsolin then received a bit unfortunate earlier than getting fortunate within the fifth. After an infield single that Michael Busch principally clanged at third, a stolen base put a runner in scoring place, however a foul learn on the clear single that adopted meant he didn’t rating. And with one out and the runners cornered, Gonsolin received a double play to ensure no different injury occurred.

5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 3 Okay, 61 Pitches

At the moment, the Dodgers offense wasn’t having any success in opposition to Brown. After the lead-off homer, they received simply two walks, a single, and a double over six innings in opposition to him.

Not nice!

On the upside, the Dodgers pen stored rolling. Caleb Ferguson received a clear sixth, Ryan Brasier gave up a single and steal within the seventh however nothing else, and Nick Robertson additionally received a clear eighth thanks partially to Jason Heyward.

For some time it appeared just like the Astros pen would possibly do the identical. After a straightforward seventh, Rafael Montero entered for the eighth and received two fast outs.

However the Dodgers get began with two outs, and after Montero hit Mookie Betts, he stole second and Freddie Freeman reduce into the lead together with his 2000th hit, a double to right-center to make it 4-2.

That proved necessary instantly, as Will Smith appeared to inside-out a 96 mph fastball to middle for a two-run game-tying homer, his twelfth of the yr to tie issues up 4-4.

That was the tip of Montero’s outing, and whereas a single and steal adopted, they couldn’t push the go-ahead run throughout in opposition to the Astros pen.

With the sport now nicely on the road, it was Evan Phillips within the ninth. After a comical strikeout, he gave up a single, however then received a fly out, and Will Smith handed Chas McCormick his first caught stealing of the season to finish the body.

Sadly, the Dodgers couldn’t stroll it off within the ninth in opposition to Ryan Pressly, and so we headed to extras.

Brusdar Graterol was summoned for the tenth, and he gave up a bloop double to proper from Corey Julks to present the Astros a 5-4 lead because the Manfred Runner scored. After a handed ball by Dills, it was a runner at third with no person out, and a stroll adopted to deepen the difficulty.

Nonetheless, Julks then helped the Dodgers out with the worst factor he may’ve performed on a security squeeze, which is run right into a double play. A fly out adopted that hilarious exhibiting, and the Dodgers had been out of that mess trailing simply by one run.

After his clear ninth, Pressly got here again out for the tenth to try to lock the save down. Michael Busch began by grounding out to second, requiring a pleasant play to get him and advancing the Manfred Runner to 3rd. That was key as Mookie barely missed a walk-off homer on a sac fly to tie issues up at 5-5.

The eleventh was given to Yency Almonte (the 2 others left had been Alex Vesia and Victor Gonzalez), and he instantly gave up a single to Alex Bregman that made it 6-5 because the Manfred Runner scored.

For the Dodgers, Will Smith began by seemingly tying the sport with a single up the center, however a diving cease by Mauricio Dubon meant an out and solely a runner development. Miguel Vargas then pinch-hit for pinch-runner Jonny Deluca, and struck out taking an enormous hack when contact was wanted, and David Peralta grounded out weakly to finish the sport.




Diamondbacks 47-32
Giants 44-34 (2.5 GB)
Dodgers 43-34 (3 GB)

*Both nonetheless taking part in or will play later.

The Dodgers could have yet one more time off tomorrow earlier than beginning a streak of 12 video games in a row earlier than the All-Star Break. They’ll begin a highway journey on the dreaded Coors Discipline in opposition to the Rockies beginning at 2:40 PM HT/5:40 PM PT/8:40 PM ET with Clayton Kershaw on the bump in opposition to Connor Seabold.



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