Dodgers 11, Padres 2: Mookie’s 3 dongs lead offense’s 6 on the night

The Dodgers have yet to lose a series on the season, and that was held up due to a resounding 11-2 win tonight over the Padres to get a series split in the four-gamer.

Noted and famous Padres fan Rich Roberts has provided a recap for me.

Thank you, bro.

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Things certainly didn’t start that way. Julio Urias surrendered two two-out homers on back-to-back pitches to Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer in the 1st, putting them in a 2-0 hole early.

Thankfully, that didn’t last long at all.

After Mookie Betts got hit by a pitch to start the offense for the Dodgers in the 1st, Corey Seager immediately erased the deficit with a two-run homer. Later, AJ Pollock gave the Dodgers a lead with a solo shot to make it 3-2.

In the 2nd, the Dodgers only added more on Chris Paddack thanks to a Chris Taylor double and Mookie going out of the zone for an oppo two-run shot to make it 5-2.

They scored their only run not on a dinger in the 3rd, as Pollock doubled in Justin Turner, who reached on a single.

That was enough for Paddack, and in the 4th they got back to their dinger ways against Luis Perdomo to make it 9-2. A CT3 double, an Austin Barnes homer (seriously), and Mookie’s second of the night led to a three spot.

Amazingly, Betts did it against in the 6th. After CT3 got a hit, Mookie followed by killing another ball to left center to make it 11-2.

Lost in all this is Urias, who ended up going 6.1 innings on 86 pitches. After the first inning homers, he gave up just three singles, issuing no walks on the night and striking out three. A nice step forward for him.

Dennis Santana took over, surrendering a double but getting a strikeout in 1.1 scoreless innings. Jake McGee surprisingly tried to close it out despite being one of their best relievers this year. He got a strikeout and a fly out, but did issue a walk and threw 24 pitches, so Dylan Floro closed things with a strikeout.

Winning is nice.

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Pollock must be thankful for Joc Pederson.

I apologize in advance.

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The Dodgers are now 13-7 and have tied the Rockies for first place in the NL West, at least on games.

Tomorrow they travel down the freeway to play the Angels for three games, starting with Clayton Kershaw against Patrick Sandoval at 3:40 PM HST/6:40 PM PST/9:40 PM EST.

Next week’s schedule looks appealing.

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