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Dodgers Highlights: Freddie Freeman Homers in Loss, LA Posts Losing Road Trip

The Dodgers got dinked to death early in the game and couldn’t battle back, falling to the Phillies by a final of 4-1 to lose the series. They lost both series on the road trip. Caleb Ferguson was tagged with the loss after allowing a run in the first as the opener.


Let’s get into the highlights of this one.

The Phillies struck first with a run in the first and two more in the third. Both RBI base knocks were of the dinker variety with both having exit velocities under 80mph. 3-0 Phils.

The Dodgers finally got on the board in the 6th with a Freddie Freeman homer, his 13th of the year. It was his MLB-best 38th extra base hit of the year as well.

The Phillies would challenge that the fan interfered but the call on the field was confirmed. 3-1 Phils.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia got a run back in the bottom of the 6th with a safety squeeze that turned into a bunt base hit. The Dodgers were able to secure an out in a pickle on the play.

Alex Vesia struggled in the inning, walking the leadoff batter and allowing 2 singles and the run. 4-1 Philly lead.

The Dodgers got another run back on a Jason Heyward home run in the top of the 7th, his 7th of the season.

It raised his season OPS to .822 and to nearly .900 since late April. The homer cut the Philly lead to 4-2 but that was really as close as it would get.

The Phillies jumped rookie Nick Robertson for 3 runs in the bottom of the 7th to take the 7-3 lead, 2 on a Nick Castellanos deep drive to left field (left center really).

The Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the top of the 8th but were able to push across just one run on a Max Muncy groundout. Muncy is mired in a terrible slump at the moment and his frustrations are absolutely showing. To his credit, he is hitting the baseball hard and hitting into really bad luck.

They couldn’t get anything going against Craig Kimbrel in the 9th and fell to 37-29 on the season, 3.5 games behind the Diamondbacks in the NL West.

Up Next

The Dodgers are off on Monday before welcoming future trade partners, the Chicago White Sox to Dodger Stadium for 3 games starting Tuesday.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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