OOTP 21: April 7, 2020 – Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1 – Oh no, they suck again

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

The Dodgers’ horseshit offense continued for a second straight day, wasting an excellent start from Cy Young hopeful Walker Buehler.

Los Angeles (6-5) managed just four hits and two walks as St. Louis (6-5) came away with a 2-1 victory on Tuesday thanks to Kolten Wong’s solo homer off of Blake Treinen in the eighth.

I’m not out there for personal accomplishments,” Wong told a St. Louis news reporter (newspapers still exist in this simulation?) after the game. “I’m out there to help the team win, and that’s what we did today.”

Win they did, despite Buehler striking out 12 in his 7 1/3 innings while he walked none and allowed four hits. The lone run against him came in the third when doubles by Matt Carpenter and Brad Miller pushed across a run to tie the game 1-1.

The Dodgers’ lone run of the past two days also came in the third inning, as Corey Seager hit a two-out single to score Joc Pederson. Jack Flaherty allowed just three hits and a walk in his 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine in the process.

Gavin Lux was responsible for three of the Dodgers 12 strikeouts on the day, but did connect on his lone hit of the day in the ninth inning. Doubling off of Giovanny Gallegos with one away in the inning, Lux stood as the potential game-tying run before Gallegos and Kwang-hyun Kim managed to close the game out.

John Brebbia earned the win as the Cardinals used the exact same three relievers as the day prior against the Dodgers, which makes sense because it worked so well before.

Treinen struck out two after he blew the game against the first batter he faced, needing just eight pitches to pull all of that off.

Back on another losing streak, the Dodgers will send Clayton Kershaw to the mound against Carlos Martinez on Wednesday.

About Cody Bashore

Cody Bashore
Cody Bashore is a lifelong Dodger fan originally from Carpinteria, California (about 80 miles north of Dodger Stadium along the coast). He left California to attend Northern Arizona University in 2011, and has lived in Arizona full-time since he graduated in 2014 with a journalism degree. He now works for the university’s athletics department after spending seven years with the local newspaper.