OOTP 21: May 5, 2020 – Cubs 6, Dodgers 1 – Offense stifled by old friend

Photo Courtesy Of Steve Saenz, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

The Chicago Cubs picked up another win at Dodger Stadium, taking down the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton was a big reason why, throwing 6 innings of 1-hit ball while fanning 5.

Chicago raised its record to 19-17 with the win and Cotton finally made the Dodgers pay for the Rich Hill trade five years ago.

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Kris Bryant had a critical at-bat with one out in the top of the sixth for Chicago. He came through with a 2-run home run to put Chicago in front, 3-0.

“Getting ahead of the hitters was the key,” Cotton said.

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The Dodgers offense was almost silent on the night, mustering just three hits against four Cubs pitchers. A Corey Seager double and RBI single by Will Smith in the 7th accounted for the lone Dodger run.

On the hill, Julio Urias turned in a solid start: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 95 pitches, 60 strikes. But it didn’t matter much because of the lack of offense.

The Dodgers fall to 20-15 with the loss. They look to avoid a sweep tomorrow. Walker Buehler goes up against another old friend in Yu Darvish.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.