Dodgers Highlights: LA Loses Series Thanks to Homers, Bad Home Plate Umpire
The Dodgers fall to the Cubs on a final of 3-2, losing their second series of the season and slipping back to .500 at 8-8 on the season. Julio Urias pitched well enough in his fourth start of the season but was ambushed by back to back home runs in the sixth inning, bringing his final line for the day to 5.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K. Chris Taylor got his second bomb of the weekend and the game ended in a frustrating way for fans and the players on the field thanks to the home plate umpire.
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Let’s get into the highlights.
Chris Taylor got the Dodgers on the board first with his second home run of the series. The ball left the bat at 109.5 MPH and hit off the fair pole down the left field line.
The Cubs scored a run on a Miguel Vargas error in the 5th and then connected on back to back homers in the 6th, including this towering shot off the bat of Cody Bellinger…
The afternoon was quiet for the LA offense for a while after that with the Dodgers scattering a hit and 4 walks until the 7th inning. In the 7th, Taylor walked and Austin Barnes got his first hit of the season to put runners on the corners with 1 out. Mookie Betts was gifted an RBI double as Cubs right fielder Seiya Suzuki lost a high fly ball in the sun.
We got an ump show to end the game as three Dodgers hitters — veterans David Peralta, Jason Heyward, and Freddie Freeman — struck out looking on absolutely horrendous calls by the home plate umpire.
As mentioned above, Urias was fine in his outing but earned his first loss of the season.
The bullpen got it done as Brusdar Graterol, Caleb Ferguson, and Evan Phillips combined to toss 3.1 scoreless innings of relief, striking out 5 batters to get a free Jack in the Box Jumbo Jack for fans tomorrow (at participating locations).
The Dodgers look to put the series behind them as they welcome the overpriced New York Mets to Los Angeles for three games. Dustin May looks to get win number 2 on the season against David Peterson. It’s Hello Kitty night at Dodger Stadium so those planning on attending need to aim to get to the park early. Check out our parking guide for tips, tricks, and secrets to getting into the park a little easier.
LMAO.. well Dodger nation.. better get used to it.. management screwed you.. no winter action..and kept Roberts..sooo be ready for a very long summer..