OOTP 21: June 13, 2020 – Braves 7, Dodgers 1 – Dustin May roughed up in the ATL

Los Angeles had no answer for Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried, who flummoxed Dodgers hitters as the Braves cruised to a 7-1 victory on Saturday.

Fried, the winner, moves to 4-3. He threw 6 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball, while fanning 9 and giving up 2 walks. The second-place Braves have a record of 35-36.

Marcell Ozuna, who is a two-time All-Star, chipped in for Atlanta with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the first. For the game, the left fielder had 2 hits in 3 at-bats with 1 home run, 1 single, 1 run scored, and 2 RBI.

I just trusted my stuff,” Fried said.

He had a really nice game, if you look at his Game Score.

Dustin May had a rough outing. Making his second start, he lasted just 3 2/3 innings and gave up six hits, thanks to 2-run homers by Ozuna and Cristian Pache.

Fried shut down the Dodgers’ bats. Outside of Justin Turner (3-for-4), only Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor recorded hits for LA. The team also racked up an ugly 2:12 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the day.

The rubber game of the series is tomorrow. Walker Buehler goes up against Mike Foltynewicz.

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.