Dodgers Highlights: LA Flat After Long Night Stuck in San Diego, Fall to Brewers
I got this response on Twitter that sums up a positive outlook to Monday’s game for Dodgers fans.
Look… Monday’s game was mostly bad. Sure there were some bright spots, but for the most part, the Dodgers looked like they were lacking a little life, as suggested by analyst Dontrelle Willis, in the 9-3 loss.
So let’s get to where it started going wrong.
Following an epic comeback win over the Padres, the Dodgers got caught in a nightmare in San Diego. Gaslamp traffic and the team bus was involved in an accident.
Then their landing in Milwaukee was delayed all adding up to the team being behind the eight ball on Monday.
One of the bright spots was a 9th inning pinch home run by Chris Taylor, whose resurgence continues. CT is hitting .342 with 7 extra base hits and 10 RBI since April 25th.
The other bright spot was Tony Gonsolin who retired 12 of the first 13 Brewers he faced and completed 6 innings for the first time this season. Bad luck and, really, sloppy play by the Dodger defense cost him at least an inning and led to 3 unearned runs.
“I thought it was his best outing yet, manager Dave Roberts said of Gonsolin, “[the] velocity, the secondary pitches, how he sequenced. … Tony threw the crap out of the baseball. It was one mistake. I thought all the stuff was really good.”
Gonsolin tossed 80 pitches in the loss.
The Dodgers manufactured a run in the 6th to bring the score to 3-1.
But, the game got out of hand in the 7th as Milwaukee teed off on Phil Bickford and Wander Suero, tagging the bullpen for 6 runs.
Bickford got only one out and was charged with 4 earned runs. Suero gave up two on that Willy Adames bomb. Both relievers recorded no strikeouts.
Up Next for the Dodgers
LA looks to get back in the win column with Noah Syndergaard (1-3, 6.32 ERA) making his first start in nine days. The Brewers counter with left-hander Eric Lauer (3-3, 4.40 ERA) who always seems to pitch well against the Dodgers. It’s certainly going to be an uphill battle for the boys in blue.