Padres 6, Dodgers 4: Sit down, be humble

After falling to the Padres this afternoon, 6-4, the Dodgers have now lost three straight series, including seven of their last eight.

This fucking sucks, you guys.

A reminder from the baseball gods that the sport is definitely terrible.

Alex Wood was back off the disabled list, tasked with ending the trend of terrible starts by the Dodgers. While Wood was not terrible, he also certainly didn’t give the team what they wanted/needed. Wood got six innings on 98 pitches and struck out seven, but he also walked three and gave up seven hits for four runs. Perhaps most importantly is he surrendered two homers, a thing that’s become a problem of late.

Perhaps the more relevant information was that Wood’s velocity was sitting 92-93 mph in the first three innings of his start, but did fall back more into the worrisome range late, with it falling back to 90-91 mph.

After three perfect innings for Jhoulys Chacin, the offense broke through in the fourth. Chris Taylor started things with a solo shot to center, his 19th of the year.

After Curtis Granderson reached second on an error, Justin Turner cashed him in with a double to center.

It took until the seventh for the offense to get on the board again, with Cody Bellinger blooping a triple into left-center, then scoring on a Yasmani Grandal sacrifice fly.

Still, the offense didn’t do enough today, notching just five hits. Quite frankly, even getting three runs out of that is sort of a miracle.

Not that it mattered anyway, as Fabio Castillo entered in the seventh and surrendered a walk and three hits for two runs without getting an out before being removed for Luis Avilan. Avilan did amazing work, inducing a double play and a fly out to get out of things without more damage being done.

Tony Cingrani then finished things out for the bullpen in the eighth, with a grounder and two strikeouts. That’s six straight scoreless appearances for him.

Yay?

Cody Bellinger broke Mike Piazza‘s Dodgers rookie record with his 36th homer of the year in the ninth.

Of course, it wasn’t nearly enough, but hey, better than everything sucking.

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92-43 overall. 40-28 away from home. Less than ideal recent results, however.

Hopefully a trip home will help the Dodgers, who start a series with the Diamondbacks tomorrow at 2:10 PM HST/5:10 PM PST/8:10 PM EST. Rich Hill will square off against Robbie Ray, in what could be something like a playoff pitching matchup at least.

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