Home Baseball A pleasant & simple season sequence sweep of the Angels (10 in a row in opposition to them) – Dodgers Digest

A pleasant & simple season sequence sweep of the Angels (10 in a row in opposition to them) – Dodgers Digest

A pleasant & simple season sequence sweep of the Angels (10 in a row in opposition to them) – Dodgers Digest


Amusingly, the Dodgers have swept the four-game season sequence with the Angels after a pleasing 10-5 blowout within the final recreation of the primary half.

Actually, the Dodgers would most likely need to hold enjoying for a bit extra with the way in which the offense is rolling proper now.


Reid Detmers dominated the Dodgers in Anaheim in his final begin in opposition to them, however issues went downhill rapidly as we speak.

It really began with the primary batter of the sport as Mookie Betts began the sport along with his twenty sixth dinger of the yr.

Issues didn’t get higher for him within the 2nd, as Max Muncy lastly didn’t hit a fly ball to the warning monitor, as a substitute main off the inning along with his twenty first homer.

With one down, Miguel Vargas received hit by a pitch and later superior to second on a wild pitch. Then the runners with cornered when James Outman dribbled a ball down the road the opposite approach in opposition to the shift for an infield single. After a strikeout the rally was in peril, however the Two-Out Dodgers set to work instantly, partially on account of Phil Nevin‘s option to stroll Mookie to load the bases.

Freddie Freeman adopted with a bloop double off the glove of Luis Rengifo for a pair of runs, and Will Smith instantly adopted with a single to drive in one other two as Rengifo threw a ball to the moon.


After stranding back-to-back hit batters to begin the third, the Dodgers received revenge within the 4th. Maybe nonetheless taking the intentional stroll in entrance of him personally, Freddie stepped up and hit his seventeenth homer of the yr, which was his third recreation in a row with one.

That knocked Detmers out of the sport, however that didn’t assist the Angels a lot. Instantly a Will Smith stroll, J.D. Martinez single, after which Max Muncy single scored one other run and made it 8-0.

In the meantime, on the Dodgers’ pitching workers aspect of issues began with Alex Vesia as The Opener, and whereas he gave up a lead-off single to Shohei Ohtani, he bared down with a foul out and a pair of strikeouts to begin the sport off.

Bulk boi Michael Grove took over within the 2nd, and he did fairly nicely initially. After giving up only a single within the 2nd and dealing properly round a triple within the third, he received back-to-back clear frames within the 4th and fifth.

As a pacesetter of Grove to reliever motion, I’ve to level out that his effectiveness began to wane in his fifth inning. He did get the primary two outs within the sixth, however then gave up a double, a double to David Fletcher that ended the shutout, and a single to Mike Moustakas to plate one other and lower the result in 8-2. Ultimately, he did handle to cease the bleeding.


After a clear fifth for the Angels pen, the Dodgers did get a few of that again within the sixth behind a J.D. Martinez homer, his twenty second of the yr to make it 9-2.

Grove really continued into the seventh, and whereas he issued a one-out stroll, he then induced a double play ball that appeared prefer it may get him out of it. Nonetheless, Yonny Hernandez had an ungainly feed to second and so they solely received one out. Ohtani rapidly made him pay along with his thirty second homer of the yr to chop the result in 9-4.

That was the tip of the street for Grove, who did his job tonight: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 6 Okay, 79 Pitches.


The Dodgers didn’t let the Angels have something tonight, although. They got here again within the seventh with a David Peralta‘s seventh homer of the yr for an 10-4.

Whereas the Dodgers weren’t capable of reap the benefits of back-to-back walks with two outs within the eighth, it was sufficient at that time.


In reduction of the reliever-starter Grove was Bryan Hudson within the eighth, who cruised by way of a snug clear body. Whereas he began the ninth, issues didn’t go ideally as he went single, stroll, and infield single to load the bases. Credit score to him for bouncing again with a strikeout after which getting an Ohtani sacrifice fly to attenuate the injury to 10-5.

Evan Phillips then entered for the ultimate out in a save scenario, and his outing lasted three sweepers.

That makes it 10 in a row over the Angels.


Diamondbacks 52-38
Dodgers 51-38 (0.5 GB)
Giants 48-41 (3.5 GB)

*Both nonetheless enjoying or will play later.

Whats up and welcome to the All-Star break! You should definitely catch the 5 Dodgers who will likely be within the All-Star Sport on July eleventh.



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