Spring Training Recap: McCarthy Goes Three, Dodgers End In Tie

Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation
Vincent Samperio, Dodgers Nation

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Gonzalez cashed in on the RBI situation with a single up the middle and the Dodgers cut their deficit to 2-1. With Chris Hatcher on the mound in the fifth, the Reds again benefitted from a slow-hit ball that resulted in an infield single.

However, the Reds weren’t able to make anything of it as Hatcher retired the next two batters to get out of the inning. Flamethrower Aroldis Chapman replaced Marquis in the bottom of the fifth and sat the Dodgers down in order.

The Reds were able to add to their lead in the sixth after Marlon Byrd doubled off Carlos Frias, moved to third on a groundout and made it 3-1 on a sacrifice fly.

In the bottom half, Pederson flashed his speed when he reached first on a slow grounder and stole second. The Dodgers cut the Reds lead back to one after a Barney ground out moved Pederson over to third and Hernandez hit him home on another ground out. Turner battled but struck out to end the inning.

Juan Nicasio took the hill for the seventh inning and Corey Seager took over at shortstop for Turner. After surrendering a hit, Nicasio got three straight outs to end the inning and keep the Dodgers within one.The Dodgers weren’t able to tie or take the lead in the bottom of the seventh as Gonzalez, Grandal and Ethier went down in order.

After the stretch, Daniel Couloumbe was the new Dodgers pitcher. After striking out the first batter, left-fielder Buck Britton made a great diving catch, robbing what could have been a double. A ground out made for an easy 1-2-3 inning for Couloumbe. The Dodgers would again go down in order to send the game to the ninth.

Yimi Garcia took the mound for the final inning and got the leadoff hitter to strike out. He would allow a hit, but no runs for a scoreless inning.

Darnell Sweeney led off the bottom of the ninth with a double. He tagged up to third on a deep fly ball by Hernandez and scored to tie the game on a Corey Seager fly out. Kyle Jensen would strike out to end the game and give the Dodgers another tie.

Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Brandon McCarthy After His First Start

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