The Dodgers beat the Diamondbacks 8-0 because they are an unstoppable super team, at least until the next game when everybody freaks out again. At least for today, though, everything went according to plan.
Enrique Hernandez, thoughts?
Scott Van Slyke‘s two-run single capped the offensive fireworks for the night.
The grand slam wasn’t all Joc did, of course, as he continued his excellent defense that has reminded the Dodgers what a center fielder actually looks like.
The shutout was a four-hit effort, combining Carlos Frias (5.1 IP), Pedro Baez (1.2 IP), Sergio Santos (1.0 IP) and J.P. Howell (1.0 IP). As a group, they only allowed seven baserunners and finished the game in 113 pitches.
Speaking of Frias, he needs a rotation spot just for his plate appearances alone.
Most importantly of all, the faces of Dre.