After falling behind early in every game this series (and seemingly every game this season), the Dodgers jumped on the Mariners for a 5-0 lead in the first three innings. An RBI single from Andre Ethier and a two-RBI double from Scott Van Slyke in the first inning, an RBI single from Adrian Gonzalez in the second, and an RBI single from Joc Pederson in the third accounted for the scoreline.
Brett Anderson was solid through five innings, and he ended up allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits, a walk, and three strikeouts. Nelson Cruz did hit a homer (of course) though, and Anderson got a bunch of help from Joc in center.
Anderson seemed to start running out of gas in the fifth, where he got out of a jam unscathed but started to give up harder hit balls. He hit the wall in the sixth when the inning went “error” (ball was scalded to A-Gon), single, walk, and he was then replaced with Paco Rodriguez.
I have now seen it all, I think.
The humping and the dancing.
Here it is set to Ginuwine‘s “Pony“:
–Yasmani Grandal finished the day 1-for-4 with a walk, but hit the ball hard in his three outs, and on his last line drive for an out, he dropped this “I should buy a boat”/”I hate sports” face.
-A-Gon went 2-for-5 with a double, and he set a record:
Adrian Gonzalez's 19 hits is the most in Dodgers history through the first nine games of a season.
— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) April 16, 2015
-Despite calls by some to bench him after he struggled through like five games this year, Joc now has a four-game hitting streak after a single and three walks in today’s game. His OPS sits at a healthy .962 from the 8-hole.