The Dodgers and Diamondbacks squared off again Saturday night in Los Angeles, and it was another disappointment. Despite getting out to an early lead, the Dodgers slipped and Arizona continually capitalized. Here is a quick game recap of the blowout.
Rich Hill went for Los Angeles, and he allowed seven earned runs in his five innings of work. Hill also allowed three home runs in the process, though one was nullified when the baserunners passed one another. Scott Alexander pitched two innings of scoreless ball, probably the only encouraging part of the game. Wilmer Font came on to end the game, allowing two solo home runs of his own.
The injury bug also bit again on Saturday, as Logan Forsythe exited the game grabbing at his right shoulder.
Forsythe is undergoing an MRI on his right shoulder.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) April 15, 2018
It might be a few days before we know the extent of Forsythe’s injury, but it certainly looks bleak. With Justin Turner out, Forsythe was supposed to be the main substitute at third base. If he has to miss any extended time then Farmer and Utley can both be possible options.
On the bright side, a few Dodgers did have a decent game offensively. Yasiel Puig had two hits including a double that led to the Dodgers’ only run. Chase Utley also had two hits himself, raising his average to 321 on the year. Him and Yasmani Grandal seem to be the only consistent offensive production in the lineup at this point. Other than that, there was not much else to be happy about in this one.
Injury or no injury, the Dodgers still lost a in a blowout. They allowed the Diamondbacks to score seventeen runs over the past two days, as well as six home runs. If they cannot slow them down, the DBacks will eventually run away with the National League West.
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