D-backs 5, Dodgers 4: A loss on a passed ball and a balk, of course

After a game yesterday that resulted in a DumpsterFire.png recap, the Dodgers dropped another one, though at least this one was close in a 5-4 win for the Diamondbacks.

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The Dodgers jumped out to an early lead in the 2nd off D-backs starter Zac Gallen. Corey Seager started the rally with a double, and with two down, the Dodgers got an Enrique Hernandez double for a run, Russell Martin infield single, and Tony Gonsolin single for another run to make it 2-0.

They added to the lead in the 3rd after Justin Turner walked and Cody Bellinger followed with a triple down the line in right, staking the Dodgers to a 3-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Gonsolin cruised through his first five innings, allowing no runs on just two hits and two walks. However, the 6th didn’t go as planned, as he started by issuing a walk and then gave up a two-run tater to Eduardo Escobar, cutting the lead to 3-2. Gonsolin exited at that point, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks, striking out five in five innings. Solid start.

That brought in Pedro Baez, who gave up a hit but also got two strikeouts to limit the damage in the 6th.

The Dodgers scraped a run back immediately in the 7th. Enrique “doubled” to left on a misplay and Martin followed with a single. Two out later they were on the verge of getting nothing, but Matt Beaty came through as he does and doubled the lead to 4-2.

They needed every bit of that as Casey Sadler finally had his Dodgers pen moment of 2019. He got two outs, but then gave up a bunt single, a game-tying two-run homer to Josh Rojas, and another single before leaving the game with it tied 4-4.

Yimi Garcia then came on and got out of the 7th with a strikeout. Unfortunately, he continued on in the 8th and struggled. He started things with a strikeout Tim Locastro, but a passed ball meant he reached first. Locastro then stole second and runners were quickly at the corners after a single followed. Yimi rebounded with a strikeout but then balked a run in to give the D-backs the 5-4 lead.

He then came right back and got another strikeout and then an infield pop-up to limit the damage.

I dunno, the balk was his fault, but it should’ve never gotten to that point. The defense is … not looking great.

At least Martin redeemed himself later by getting hit with an Archie Bradley pitch and throwing the ball back to him.

Of course, they didn’t come back or anything, which is about right.

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Presented without comment.

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The loss drops the Dodgers to 88-49 on the year.

They’ll do this again tomorrow for whatever godforsaken reason at 2:10 PM HST/5:10 PM PST/8:10 PM EST with Clayton Kershaw facing Robbie Ray.

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