After having their mini win-streak stopped at three, the Dodgers hope they got another one started tonight in Arizona as they jumped all over the Diamondbacks in an -2 victory.
Julio Urias settled down after a ominous start and the bats rode big innings in the 4th, 5th, and th to an easy win.
After a Mookie Betts one-out double in the 1st, the Dodgers had the first scoring chance, but it was squandered due to some bad luck after Corey Seager lined a ball back up the middle that hit starter Luke Weaver. Chances were also wasted in the 2nd and 3rd, though the Dodgers were hitting the ball hard.
Unfortunately, the D-backs had no such bad luck against Julio Urias, cashing in a walk with two singles for a 1-0 lead in the 1st for the first run of the game.
Fortunately, the Dodgers finally broke through in the 4th. Edwin Rios busted out a massive dong for two runs to put the Dodgers ahead.
Matt Beaty then followed a couple batters later by hooking the first pitch of the at-bat around the foul pole and into the pen for a 3-1 lead.
The D-backs fought back immediately in the 4th against Urias with a double and single to cut the lead to 3-2.
That just seemed to make the Dodger bats angry. A walk and a single to start the 5th led to two runs after Justin Turner tripled deep off the wall in right-center.
Joc Pederson then followed with a single to plate another and push it to 6-2 before A.J. Pollock stayed red-hot with a no-doubter to left for an 8-2 lead and a five-run inning.
A two-out rally in the 8th provided the last of the runs for the Dodgers, as a walk and a single setup a three-run oppo taco from Chris Taylor to make it 11-2.
On the other side, Urias ended up settling down nicely. The Dodgers needed innings, and he provided six of them, giving up just two runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts.
Brusdar Graterol took over in the 7th, cursing through a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout on just nine pitches. Dennis Santana followed with a perfect inning of his own that included a strikeout. Then Jake McGee finished the game with a 1-2-3 inning and two strikeouts. Needless to say, after yesterday’s clusterfuck, the pen got back on track.