Dodgers Highlights: Freddie Freeman Breaks Out, Bullpen Can’t Hold Multiple Leads in Loss
The Dodgers fall to below .500 for the first time this season following an 8-6 loss to the New York Mets. Freddie Freeman broke out with a 2 homer, 3 RBI game but Dustin May had his worst start of the season. Bullpen struggles continued and the LA offense couldn’t get one more difference making hit in the final few innings to bring the team’s record to 8-9 on the year.
The biggest news of the game came with Chris Taylor’s exit in the 8th inning. After the game Dave Roberts revealed the outfielder felt something in his side throwing and pulled himself from the game.
“It’s probably fair to say that he’ll be down for a couple days at least.” – Dave Roberts.
More to come on the injury news on Tuesday afternoon.
Before we get into the highlights of the game, a little bit of a positive outlook.
The highlights came on three pitches. First, this Freddie Freeman bomb in the first inning.
Later in the 5th, Freddie went deep for 2.
Before that, the newest Dodger Austin Wynns got his Dodger career off to a great start with a 2 run double.
Later in the game, Max Muncy put the Dodgers on top with a massive 433 foot homer to deep right field. It was such a no doubter, they turned the lights off on him.
On the pitching side, the Dodgers blew three separate leads and continues to look like a sporadic problem.
Clayton Kershaw will look to stop the bleeding in game 2 of the 3 game series. The Mets counter with Tylor Megill. One important note: Kersh will be going for win number 200 in his illustrious career.
Maybe Roberts could get a few innings for Hello Kitty…better than anything else in that bullpen!