Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 4: At Least Yasiel Puig Played Third

The Dodgers fell to the Diamondbacks three runs to four, which should basically never happen.

Brett Anderson turned in a solid start, going six innings and limiting the damage to five hits and a walk while striking out four. It would’ve looked a lot more impressive, however, had one of those hits not been a three-run homer to (who else?) Paul Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt, it should be noted, is an evil person who destroys the Dodgers, so this is not Anderson’s fault, really.

Thankfully, after three shutout innings by Chase Anderson in which it seemed like the Dodgers may never score again, Yasmani Grandal showed his power…

…and then the next inning Jimmy Rollins did his thing and hit a two-run double to the right-center gap (which still gives me flashbacks, dammit).

Yimi Garcia followed Anderson with two stellar innings, striking out four and only allowing a hit to noted evil person Goldschmidt. Yimi is now on pace for 122 appearances and 162 innings pitched on the year. Hooray?

Unfortunately, J.P. Howell was sort of a dumpster fire, surrendering two walks, a wild pitch, and a steal of third before Ender Inciarte won the game with a single past A-Gon.

Either way though, the Dodgers totaling eight hits and three runs against the D-Backs pitching staff is the scapegoat here.

—–

Joel Peralta pitched a perfect ninth, striking out two while showcasing a nasty splitter.

Juan Uribe also chipped in with two singles, so hopefully he’s starting to get going.

Adrian Gonzalez singledand walked twice before making two consecutive outs, sending his line plummeting to .688/.722/1.750.

-If you’re calling for anybody to be benched at this point of the season, then what you’re really saying is that they shouldn’t be on the roster. So unless you’re willing to commit to that, just … stop.

About Chad Moriyama

Chad Moriyama
"A highly rational Internet troll." - Los Angeles Times