A.J. Pollock homers 3 times as Diamondbacks beat beleaguered Dodgers

  • Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks beginning bottle Zack Greinke throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the initial inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) advances to third base on a fly ball hit by teammate Jeff Mathis as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy, right, makes a catch on a late throw during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed (13) advances to 3rd base on a fly round struck by teammate Jeff Mathis as Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy, right, makes a catch on a late toss throughout the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Los Angeles Dodgers bottle Ross Stripling throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the very first inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, walks back to the dugout after being called out on strikes by umpire Jerry Layne (24) during the first inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    L.a Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, right, strolls back to the dugout after being called out on strikes by umpire Jerry Layne (24) throughout the very first inning of a baseball video game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock (11) rounds the bases after celebrating his home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers with third base coach Tony Perezchica (8) during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock (11) rounds the bases after commemorating his crowning achievement versus the L.a Dodgers with third base train Tony Perezchica (8) during the 2nd inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ Daniel Descalso (3) scores a run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, looks for a late throw to home plate during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ Daniel Descalso (3) scores a run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, searches for a late toss to home base during the 2nd inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Starting pitcher Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Beginning bottle Ross Stripling # 68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during the very first inning of the MLB game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke connects for a run-scoring single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke attaches for a run-scoring single versus the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout the 2nd inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Alex Verdugo is unable to make a catch on a ground rule double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Alex Verdugo is not able making a catch on a ground policy double hit by Arizona Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke throughout the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling (68) waits for a new baseball after giving up a home run to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Los Angeles Dodgers beginning bottle Ross Stripling (68) waits on a new baseball after surrendering a crowning achievement to Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nick Ahmed, right, throughout the fourth inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix metro. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) flips his bat away in frustration after being called out on strikes as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis, right, heads back to the dugout during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson (31) flips his bat away in frustration after being called out on strikes as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Jeff Mathis, right, heads back to the dugout during the 4th inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix metro. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock connects for a home run, his second of the night, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock attaches for a home run, his secondly of the night, throughout the fifth inning of a baseball game against the L.a Dodgers Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) celebrates his run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Cody Bellinger (35) during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    L.a Dodgers’ Chris Taylor (3) commemorates his run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Cody Bellinger (35) throughout the 6th inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Chase Utley #26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX METRO, AZ – – APRIL 30: Chase Utley # 26 of the Los Angeles Dodgers responds after a start out versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during the initial inning of the MLB video game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Nick Ahmed #13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX METRO, AZ – – APRIL 30: Nick Ahmed # 13 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a RBI solitary against the L.a Dodgers throughout the 2nd inning of the MLB game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix az, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Starting pitcher Ross Stripling #68 of the Los Angeles Dodgers talks with catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 on the mound during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Beginning bottle Ross Stripling # 68 of the L.a Dodgers speaks with catcher Yasmani Grandal # 9 on the mound during the 4th inning of the MLB video game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Joc Pederson # 31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers responds after a start out versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fourth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches from the dugout during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX AZ, AZ – – APRIL 30: Corey Seager # 5 of the L.a Dodgers enjoys from the dugout throughout the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Alex Verdugo #61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers walks through the dugout during the fourth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX METRO, AZ – – APRIL 30: Alex Verdugo # 61 of the Los Angeles Dodgers goes through the dugout throughout the 4th inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix az, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI triple against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX METRO, AZ – – APRIL 30: Joc Pederson # 31 of the L.a Dodgers strikes a RBI triple versus the Arizona Diamondbacks throughout the 6th inning of the MLB video game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Cody Bellinger # 35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to a strike out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  A.J. Pollock #11 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run of relief pitcher Brock Stewart #48 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: A.J. Pollock # 11 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after striking a solo residence run of alleviation pitcher Brock Stewart # 48 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of the MLB video game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix az, Arizona. (Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Photos).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano #66 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after giving up a solo home run to Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Relief bottle Yoshihisa Hirano # 66 of the Arizona Diamondbacks responds after providing up a solo crowning achievement to Max Muncy # 13 of the L.a Dodgers during the seventh inning of the MLB video game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives Breyvic Valera #33 after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX AZ, AZ – – APRIL 30: Max Muncy # 13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers high fives Breyvic Valera # 33 after hitting a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks throughout the 7th inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix az, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Relief pitcher Tony Cingrani #54 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX AZ, AZ – – APRIL 30: Alleviation bottle Tony Cingrani # 54 of the L.a Dodgers pitches versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after being hit by a pitch in fromt of catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX AZ, AZ – – APRIL 30: David Peralta # 6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after being hit by a pitch in fromt of catcher Yasmani Grandal # 9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout 7th inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Image by Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  David Peralta #6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after being hit by a pitch in fromt of catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX AZ, AZ – – APRIL 30: David Peralta # 6 of the Arizona Diamondbacks reacts after being hit by a lend a hand fromt of catcher Yasmani Grandal # 9 of the L.a Dodgers during seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Pictures).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 30:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    PHOENIX, AZ – – APRIL 30: Matt Kemp # 27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes a RBI single versus the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 8th inning of the MLB game at Chase Area on April 30, 2018 in Phoenix metro, Arizona. (Picture by Christian Petersen/Getty Images).

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal (9) celebrates his run scored against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammates and coaches in the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. Arizona won 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal (9) celebrates his run racked up against the Arizona Diamondbacks with teammates as well as instructors in the dugout throughout the 8th inning of a baseball video game Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. Arizona won 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Brad Boxberger (31) celebrates with catcher Jeff Mathis, left, after the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks alleviation pitcher Brad Boxberger (31) commemorates with catcher Jeff Mathis, left, after the last out in the 9th inning of a baseball video game against the L.a Dodgers, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix metro. The Diamondbacks beat the Dodgers 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock (11), who had three home runs on the night, celebrates with Deven Marrero (10) after the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Arizona Diamondbacks’ A.J. Pollock (11 ), who had three crowning achievement on the evening, commemorates with Deven Marrero (10) after the final out in the 9th inning of a baseball game versus the L.a Dodgers, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix az. The Diamondbacks defeated the Dodgers 8-5. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • An injured Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager watches his teammates warm up prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    A hurt Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager enjoys his colleagues warm up before a baseball video game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix metro. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

  • An injured Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager stands in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    A hurt Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager stands in the dugout prior to a baseball video game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, April 30, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin).

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PHOENIX METRO– After the dirt settled between Cody Bellinger as well as Dave Roberts, after the bloodcurdling decision on Corey Seager’s appropriate joint had actually been exposed, the Dodgers still had a baseball video game to play on Monday.

Winning was hard enough at complete toughness. It showed also harder in the face of a three-homer game by A.J. Pollock, who stole the show versus a pitching personnel stretched to the extreme.

The Dodgers shed 8-5 to the Arizona Diamondbacks, their 5th loss in their last 6 games. Arizona (20-8) extended its lead over the fourth-place Dodgers (12-16) to eight games in the National League West.

The Dodgers melted via 5 bottles in the opener of a four-game collection. Place starter Ross Stripling (0-1) got little assistance from his crime against previous teammate Zack Greinke (3-2), that beat the Dodgers for the second time this season.

To his credit history, Stripling obtained 12 outs– seven greater than any kind of other Dodgers bottle. 3 reducers permitted at the very least one run. The various other, Tony Cingrani, strolled pinch-hitter Alex Avila to fill the bases then tagged David Peralta on the hand with a heater to compel an encounter in the 7th inning.

Dodger reducers are 4-5 with a 4.69 earned-run average this period. They are 4 for 11 in save chances, a stat that might look much better if Kenley Jansen had a few more chances to conserve a game.

” The ‘pen will obtain untracked,” Supervisor Dave Roberts claimed. “It’s one thing where you’re attempting to keep the game close and also keep these individuals at bay. You see the guys on the offending side continuouslying fight and also chip away. I enjoy the manner in which we competed up until the last out. We truly did. We lost by 3 runs however the battle was there.”

There had not been much fight early. Greinke really did not enable a struck versus his former team until Yasmani Grandal (3 for 3) increased in the fourth inning. He really did not enable a run until the 6th inning. He’s beaten the Dodgers twice already this period.

Seager’s season-ending arm joint injury became main a couple of hours prior to the game. Whether that was an interruption or not, Bellinger recognized it took an emotional toll.

” We understood he was playing with it,” Bellinger claimed.

Stripling, that is Seager’s roomie in L.a, had a sense the information was coming.

” He said that when it was mosting likely to begin influencing his swing is when he was mosting likely to claim something,” Stripling stated. “I guess we got to that factor.”

Chris Taylor began at shortstop in Seager’s location. Chase Utley batted 2nd. Kiké Hernandez took a turn in center field yet was later changed by Joc Pederson, a rotation that could end up being a customized. Bellinger batted clean-up one day after Roberts benched him for a lack of hustle.

Perhaps the Dodgers’ biggest enemy was not within, or perhaps in the various other dugout, but behind home plate.

Greinke set out 10 in six innings, including seven K’s against left-handed batters. Afterward, the Dodgers were essential of home base umpire Jerry Layne’s strike area. Some believed its girth increased against left-handed batters in particular. Bellinger claimed “he knows he was brutal back there,” and Stripling yielded he can have taken better benefit of the big area himself.

” You never wish to utilize the home plate umpire, the zone, as an excuse,” Roberts stated. “I do think there were some phone calls, when you look back at the video, it was a little too liberal. When you have a pitcher like Zack Greinke, his command, he’s mosting likely to make use of that. He figured that out early, that he was obtaining balls off the plate.”

The Dodgers were wanting to obtain three or four innings out of Stripling, an alleviation pitcher making his initial start of the period. They did, yet depending on a bullpen game to outwit the Diamondbacks’ infraction showed as useless as it viewed on paper.

After Stripling tossed eight join in a scoreless very first inning, Pollock hit the very first of his 3 solo residence runs to start the second. Daniel Descalso followed with a double. Nick Ahmed drove in Descalso with a solitary, as well as Ahmed scored on a two-out solitary by Greinke.

Down 3-0 in the 4th inning, Stripling permitted one more solo crowning achievement, this to Ahmed. Stripling survived the trip on 66 pitches, yet his resilience exceeded his supremacy. The right-hander permitted eight hits. All 4 runs versus him were gained, inflating his earned-run average from 0.63 to 2.45.

Brock Stewart took over in the 5th inning and also Pollock thwacked an additional residence run to limbo, expanding the Dbacks’ cause 5-0. Pollock hit 14 crowning achievement last year. He already has nine this season; five have been hit versus the Dodgers.

” https://twitter.com/MLB/status/991184388896391168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw” > May 1, 2018 The Dodgers got a pair runs back versus Greinke in the 6th inning. When Max Muncy struck a home run into the Dodgers’ bullpen in the seventh, Arizona led 5-3 and the hazard of an affordable video game appeared real. It fizzled swiftly.

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” > Dodgers position Yasiel Puig on the DL and Rich Hill continues to be out with infection Cingrani took over for Daniel Hudson in the seventh inning, his opening night because a scary “dead arm” spell Friday in San Francisco. His fastball was back in equipment at 94 mph; his control was not.

After Cingrani struck Peralta with the bases loaded, Jarrod Dyson struck a ground ball to Dodgers shortstop Taylor that can have finished the inning. But the round took an odd hop, Taylor tossed high to first base, and Dyson was secure. Another run scored on the play as well as the Dodgers tracked 7-3.

After scoring a pair of runs in the eighth inning– Pederson drove in a kept up a sacrifice fly, Matt Kemp an additional with a solitary– Josh Fields allowed Pollock’s 3rd crowning achievement of the game in the ninth.

Stripling recommended the Dodgers’ wobbly bullpen can gain from a modification of views.

” Possibly we’re just ready to play another person,” he said. “It seems like we’ve played the Giants and also the Diamondbacks 30 times each.”

Game 2 of the four-game series is Tuesday.

May 1, 2018

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