Diamondbacks 3, Dodgers 1: Seriously?

After starting their road trip off well with a series win over the Padres, the Dodgers fell to 3-3 for the trip thanks to losing consecutive games and the series to the … Diamondbacks.

A lack of offense and more defensive issues led to the 3-1 loss today.

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Julio Urias took the mound for the Dodgers and was actually great yet again. He allowed just two walks in his six innings and never faced a runner in scoring position. Urias also allowed just one hit … which was unfortunately a solo homer to Nick Ahmed (of course) in the 5th to put the Diamondbacks up 1-0.

6 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K, 81 Pitches

Normally this would be completely fine and wouldn’t be highlighted at all, but Zac Gallen did Urias one better, shutting out the Dodgers through his six innings. Through five, he allowed just a single, walk, and hit a batter, not facing a runner in scoring position. However, in the 6th with two outs, the Dodgers mounted a rally behind a Trea Turner double and a Max Muncy walk, but Cody Bellinger struck out to end the threat.

Noe Ramirez took over in the 7th, allowing a single but facing the minimum after a strikeout, throw-out double play. Ian Kennedy was given the setup role in the 8th, getting a strikeout but then giving up a single to Mookie Betts and throwing a wild pitch. After Kennedy lucked out on a Freddie Freeman barrel that resulted in a lineout, Trea came through with a single to tie the game at 1-1.

For the Dodgers, the 7th was given to Phil Bickford in relief of Urias, who walked a batter but also got three ground outs. Daniel Hudson was not as fortunate in the 8th, at least with the defense. After a lead-off walk on a questionable check-swing call, Muncy threw away a sacrifice bunt that scored the go-ahead run and advanced a runner to third. That runner later came home on a ground out to make it 3-1. Hudson was charged with one earned run, but he likely would’ve been fine if not for the error.

Mark Melancon then came on for his second save in a row and did just that.

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12-6 on the year now. Still in second place in the NL West.

After a day off tomorrow to travel home, Tyler Anderson will start against the Tigers at 4:10 PM HT/7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET against … somebody.

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