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Dodgers Score: Outman Triples Twice, Offense Finally Breaks Out, Vargas Injured

On a cold and windy night in Los Angeles, the Dodgers blew up on offense again en route to their third win of the season. James Outman and Jason Heyward had 3 runs batted in each with Outman’s coming on the back of the first two triples of his career. Rookie right-hander Michael Grove got his first start of the season and gave the Dodgers what they needed out of the number five spot.

Let’s get into the action.

On Julio Urias bobblehead night, Julio’s wife Daisy threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

After a slow first two innings, Chris Taylor got his first hit of the season on his first home run of the season, a 2 run shot in the third inning.

The Rockies got their offense going in the fifth inning when they scored 4 runs off two pitchers. Grove opened the inning walking two batters then serving up an RBI double down the line into left field. Yency Almonte came on in relief and immediately allowed a 2 run single. Another single followed to put runners at first and third with no out. Almonte induced a double play, but the fourth run of the inning scored on the play.

Then the Dodgers exploded.

In the bottom of the fifth, LA responded for 7 runs, all with 2 outs.

  • Freddie doubled
  • Will Smith walked
  • Max Muncy walked
  • J.D. Martinez RBI single
  • James Outman 2 run triple
  • Miguel Vargas RBI single
  • Jason Heyward 2 run home run, his first as a Dodger.

You’ll take that any day.

The Dodgers added 2 in the seventh inning highlighted by Outman’s second triple of the night. There was also a scary scene as Miguel Vargas was hit on the right hand by a Connor Seabold fastball. Thankfully he was able to stay in the game.

Will Smith connected on a 2 run home run in the bottom of the eighth; homer number 3 for him this season. He’s tied with Trayce Thompson for the team lead in home runs and leads in RBI with 9.

Dodger Pitching

Michael Grove tossed 4+ innings in his season debut allowing 2 hits, 3 runs, and 2 walks while striking out 4. After Almonte got out of the fifth, Alex Vesia, Phil Bickford, and Shelby Miller combined to hold the Rockies scoreless over the final four innings. Bickford struck out the side in the seventh. Miller recorded 3 Ks in his 2 innings to close the game.

Up Next

The Dodgers wrap up their first homestand of 2023 by sending Julio Urias to the mound for his second start of the season. The Rockies counter with veteran German Marquez. First pitch is set for 7:10 PM PT on SportsNet LA.

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. Under Clint's leadership as the Lead Editor, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. Find him online on Twitter/X or his YouTube channel!

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