The Dodgers lost 2-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of the 2023 Major League Baseball Divisions (three wins out of five) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 10th (Korea Standard Time). After losing two consecutive games, the Dodgers are on the verge of elimination from the series.
It is the Dodgers that are in a state of emergency. He ranked first in the National League West with 100 wins and 62 losses and a winning rate of 0.617 in the regular season this year, but was beaten by Arizona, which ranked third in the wild card rankings with 84 wins and 78 losses and a winning rate of 0.519. If they lose one more game, the Dodgers’ dream of winning the World Series will also be a big shot.
In the first game, “living legend” Clayton Kershaw collapsed with six hits, one homer, one walk, and six runs, while Bobby Miller, a starting pitcher, was also replaced early with four hits, two walks, and three runs in one ⅔ inning. He threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 100.6 miles (about 162 kilometers) but failed to block the Arizona lineup.
Immediately, the Dodgers’ proud iron wall bullpen was mobilized. Brewsder Graterol (no hit, one walk, one strikeout, two strikeouts in two innings), Ryan Brazier (one hit, one homer, three strikeouts, one run, two strikeouts in two ⅓ innings), Joe Kelly (two hits, two strikeouts, no strikeouts in one inning), and Evan Phillips (one hit, one walk, two strikeouts in one ⅓ inning) went up one after another to keep the mound, but failed to see light due to the silence of the batters.
The batters repeatedly missed chances and provided an excuse for defeat. He was only 1 for 6 from the scoresheet. JD Martinez hit a home run and played 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 1 run in 3 at-bats, but failed to prevent the team from losing.
On the other hand, Arizona’s starting pitcher Jack Gallen set the stage for victory with five hits, one homer, two walks, four strikeouts and two runs in five ⅓ innings. In the batting line, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. led the attack with two hits, one homer, two RBIs and one run in three at-bats, Ketel Martel also helped with two hits and one run in five at-bats, and Tommy Pham also helped with two hits and one run in five at-bats. 경마사이트
On the same day, the Dodgers formed a lineup with Mookie Betts (second baseman), Freddie Freeman (first baseman), Will Smith (catcher), Max Muncy (third baseman), JD Martinez (designated hitter), Jason Heyward (right fielder), David Peralta (left fielder), James Outman (center fielder), and Miguel Rojas (shortstop).
Arizona entered the lineup in the order of Corbin Carroll (right fielder), Ketel Marte (second baseman), Tommy Pham (designated hitter), Christian Walker (first baseman), Gabriel Moreno (catcher), Luerdes Gurriel Jr. (left fielder), Alec Thomas (center fielder), Evan Longoria (third baseman), and Herald Perdomo (shortstop).
From the first inning, the Dodgers gave up the first run. Miller walked by leadoff hitter Carroll, an infield hit by Marte, and a left-handed hit by Palm, and was on the verge of loading the bases with no outs. And he gave Walker one point with a sacrifice fly to center field, and caught Moreno with a grounder to shortstop, but gave up one more point. And Gurriel lost three runs on an RBI heavy hit again.
He successfully fought back in the fourth inning. Martinez hit a solo home run over right-center to Gallen, with leadoff hitter Smith stepping down with a fly ball to right field and Muncy also a fly to right field. The Dodgers failed to score an additional point, but fired a signal of pursuit.
But he lost again in the sixth inning. The changed pitcher Brazier quickly caught the out count by striking out leadoff hitter Walker and striking out Moreno, but he was hit by a solo shot to the left by Gurriel Jr.
The Dodgers also immediately recovered the score. With one out and no runners in the sixth inning, Muncy’s heavy hit, Martinez’s right-center hit, and Hayward’s walk created a bases-loaded opportunity. Hernandez scored one run on an infield hit. But it didn’t keep the momentum going. Outman struck out and Rojas was caught with a grounder to first base.
But it’s allJus couldn’t chase more. In the seventh inning, Freeman poured cold water with a double play when he had a chance at first base with no outs, and in the eighth inning, Taylor hit a double play in front of the shortstop to defeat the opportunity. In the ninth inning, he fell to his knees without creating a significant opportunity.