Dodgers 7, Angels 6: Pray for Mookie Betts’ hip/ribs

Man, all I’ve wanted for like a month now is for the Dodgers to stay healthy, and in the penultimate game, Mookie Betts had to exit early after being hit in the 1st inning by Julio Teheran.

Yeah, Hanley Ramirez was my first thought as well. Hopefully though, Alanna Rizzo’s good news holds up.

Everything else that went on in the game is overshadowed by that, but the Dodgers did pull out a 7-6 win in the end.

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Tony Gonsolin had his tuneup start and he wasn’t really as bad as his line indicated in the end. He surrendered four runs in six innings on seven hits, but didn’t walk anybody and struck out six. Just that four of those hits happened to come in one inning, so basically just bad sequencing. It happens.

The bats compensated for this early, knocking out Julio Teheran with a 52 pitches 1st in which they got two singles, two walks, a hit-by-pitch, and an error for three runs. Quite the mess.

After the Angels took the lead, the Dodgers came back in the 6th behind a Will Smith walk that was immediately followed by a Joc Pederson two-run dinger to make it 5-4.

In the 7th, Edwin Rios added to the lead with a solo shot thanks to an assist from Jo Adell.

For good measure, Will Smith added another solo shot in the 8th, continuing his ridiculous 2020 campaign.

From there the pen closed it out. Joe Kelly got a scoreless 7th with a strikeout, albeit giving up a hit and walk to get in trouble. Then Alex Wood tried to get the final two frames, but while he ended up getting through the 8th, he then got victimized by an error and followed by giving up back-to-back doubles for two runs to cut the lead to 7-6.

Adam Kolarek was then summoned to try for the save. He gave up an infield single, but the runner at second didn’t advance, then got a fly out, and a comebacker to end it.

Dramatic.

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42-17.

One more before October.

Get your popcorn ready.

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