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Dodgers Highlights: Trayce Thompson Actually Hits, Stone Struggles Badly in Tough Loss for LA

It was far from a pitcher’s duel in Tampa Bay on Sunday with the final score in the Dodgers vs Rays game looking more like a football score. Gavin Stone struggled badly, allowing 7 runs before being chased after 2 innings. The Dodgers bats were awake despite the early 11:35 AM local start time in St. Petersburg, but LA pitching just couldn’t hold the Rays offense.

The Dodgers had 12 hits but fell just one run short of the come from behind win.


Let’s get into the highlights of this one.

Chasing 1-0 heading into the top of the 2nd inning, Chris Taylor and Max Muncy went back to back yeeshes for breakfast.

After another walk and a single, Trayce Thompson got his first hit in nearly a month and a half with an RBI single up the middle to put the Dodgers up 3-1 in the game. It was the start of a special game for the veteran.

In the bottom of the 2nd, the Rays scored 6 times as Gavin Stone just couldn’t get anyone out.

The Dodgers stormed right back and put up 4 in the 3rd to tie it up.

Max Muncy was forced to exit the game with a hamstring strain and that would prove to be costly in the later innings.

Stone was pulled after 2 and Phil Bickford wasn’t much better allowing 3 runs over 2 innings putting the Rays up 10-7. The Dodgers got back to scoring with a Trayce Thompson homer in the 5th — yeah… that Trayce Thompson! It was his third hit of the game up to that point.

Baseball is wild. Dodgers chasing 8-10.

The boys in blue tied it up in the top of the 6th with another back to back bomba display

Flash forward to the bottom of the 7th and the Rays manufactured a run that Freddie Freeman would tell you likely shouldn’t have happened. Former Dodger Luke Raley reached first base on a sort of misplay by Freeman and eventually scored what would prove to be the game winning run.

There were opportunities for LA in this game but Dave Roberts didn’t pull the level on any pinch hits in some key situations. Too many Austin Barnes up with runners on base situations…

Mookie Betts was 0-5.

The Dodgers end the long road trip with a 4-6 record.

Up Next

The Dodgers fly back home to LA and welcome the Washington Nationals to Dodger Stadium for 3 games. Rookie Bobby Miller gets the ball.

Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.


  1. Any thoughts on why we can’t hold runners at first base…or second for that matter?

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