Dodgers Highlights: Padres Chase Kershaw, Offense Stifled by Darvish
The winning streak has come to an end. The Dodgers fall to the Padres on a final of 5-2 as Clayton Kershaw uncharacteristically walked 5 batters and allowed 2 home runs to Fernando Tatis Jr in the loss. Yu Darvish cruised to his 2nd win of the season going 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs while striking out 6.
RHP Wander Suero made his Dodger debut and struggled to find the strike zone, walking 3 batters in the 8th inning and allowing a run.
Dodgers pitching walked 11 Padres, their most in 7 years.
On offense, LA ran out the best it had but just couldn’t string anything together.
The Dodgers got out to the early 1-0 lead with a Mookie Betts lead off walk followed by a Freddie Freeman double. But Will Smith popped out on the infield and Max Muncy grounded out to plate the run. Jason Heyward flew out to center to strand Freeman at third.
San Diego tied it up with a solo home run in the third before getting to the reigning NL Pitcher of the Month for 3 in the 5th innings, chasing him with the bases loaded and two outs.
Jason Heyward had a screaming RBI double in the 7th to bring the game a bit closer…
… but a San Diego insurance run in the 8th and Josh Hader in the 9th closed that door.
Just forget this one…
The Dodgers look to start a new winning streak with Dustin May (3-1, 3.15 ERA) on the mound against Blake Snell (1-4, 5.28 ERA). First pitch is set for 5:40 PM PT at Petco Park