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Dodgers Highlights: Bullpen Collapses Once more as LA Loses One other Sport They Ought to Have Gained

Dodgers Highlights: Bullpen Collapses Once more as LA Loses One other Sport They Ought to Have Gained


The Los Angeles Dodgers misplaced to the Chicago White Sox, 8-4, on Wednesday evening, dropping a recreation they’d completely no enterprise dropping.

The Dodgers led 4-2 within the prime of the eighth inning, however an enormous collapse from the bullpen became one other powerful loss. The Dodgers had some questionable decision-making in how they have been utilizing their guys, however MLB pitchers ought to be capable of get outs.

They’ll now look to win the collection within the rubber match on Thursday — however they need to have been going for the sweep.

Let’s get into the highlights of this one.

It was a pitcher’s duel early at Dodger Stadium, as Clayton Kershaw and Mike Clevinger labored.

Kershaw didn’t have his greatest stuff, however he nonetheless battled in opposition to the White Sox to the tune of six innings and simply two earned runs, each by way of a solo house run. These got here within the second and third inning, courtesy of Jake Burger and Luis Robert Jr.

On the opposite aspect of issues, Clevinger was completely dealing by means of 4 innings, however acquired into some hassle within the fifth. Nonetheless, with two on and two out, he got here up hurting on a 1-2 pitch to J.D. Martinez.

Clevinger needed to exit the ballgame, only one pitch shy of doubtless being in line for the win. The White Sox later introduced he left with what the staff is asking proper biceps soreness. They’ll know extra tomorrow.

The White Sox have been capable of get out of that jam, however within the backside of the sixth inning, all of it got here off the rails. I might clarify every thing that occurred, however I feel Dodgers Insider put it greatest on this tweet.

The largest hit of the inning got here from Mookie Betts, who hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to offer the Dodgers a 4-2 lead.

That put Kershaw in place to get the win, which might have been No. 9 on the yr.

Sadly, the Dodgers bullpen couldn’t maintain it.

Yency Almonte pitched a dominant 1-2-3 seventh inning, however for some cause, Dave Roberts determined to maintain him in for the eighth. Almonte gave up a leadoff double adopted by a two-run house run to Burger, and similar to that, this recreation was tied at 4.

Then, Alex Vesia got here in, and he hit a batter, threw a wild pitch and allowed an RBI single to offer the White Sox a 5-4 lead. That introduced in Brusdar Graterol to attempt to cease the bleeding. He was capable of do it, which made it simple to surprise why he wasn’t introduced into the sport to start with of the eighth inning within the first place.

The Dodgers bats went quiet within the eighth and ninth, whereas the White Sox tacked on within the prime of the ninth in opposition to Tayler Scott and Victor Gonzalez.

This was as unhealthy a loss because the Dodgers have had all yr. They’re now 38-30 on the yr.

Up Subsequent

The Dodgers and White Sox play the collection finale on Thursday with first pitch at 7:10 p.m. PT. Michael Grove is pitching for the Dodgers going up in opposition to RHP Dylan Stop of the White Sox.

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