It’s always great when Matt Kemp hits a home run, and he did so in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 9-5 win on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks.
The game was never really in doubt, as the dodgers used a 6-run fourth inning to blow the game open. Five Dodgers had two or more hits, including Kemp’s 2-for-4 and Justin Turner‘s 2-for-4 and 2 RBIs. The offense needed to show up because Roberto Hernandez took the hill and was shaky. He still turned in a quality start (6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K), but that’s pretty much how all his starts are going to be. I think Daniel put it best:
For my complaining earlier, this start by Fausto wasn’t a complete disaster. Was just frequently teetering on the edge of one.
— Daniel Brim (@DanielBrim) August 27, 2014
Unfortunately, the Rockies were thoroughly dominated by Madison Bumgarner (1-hitter, 13 strikeouts), so the Dodgers (75-58) couldn’t add to their 5-game NL West lead. Clayton Kershaw (15-3, 1.82 ERA) takes on Wade Miley (7-9, 4.29) on Wednesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. Pacific time.