It’s always a little more fun when the Dodgers get to face off against Madison Bumgarner. Even though it’s not the same as when he was with the Giants for all of those years, getting to MadBum always feels good. They did that again on Friday night.
It started with an Edwin Rios homerun, a towering shot that got out into the right-field corner. Mookie Betts followed that up with a long homerun of his own, this one into the left-field corner. It was the 13th longball of the year for the Dodgers outfielder.
The Dodgers would add one more off of Bumgarner when Trea Turner went deep in the 6th inning. That chased him from the game and he finished with 6 innings and 5 earned runs on 3 different homerun balls.
Back-to-back got 'em Mad. pic.twitter.com/anBwkJYJcV
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 28, 2022
On the defensive side of things, Ryan Pepiot looked very good. He struck out 5 batters and gave up just 1 earned run across 4.1 innings of work. He fell just 2 outs shy of earning his first decision in the big leagues. The Dodgers needed him to eat up some innings, and he did it very well.
The bullpen closed it out behind him. Brusdar Graterol pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings, while Alex Vesia and Daniel Hudson had scoreless innings of their own. Craig Kimbrel came in and shut the door for the Dodgers, but not before allowing a pair of runs.