OOTP 21: May 3, 2020 – Dodgers 12, Padres 1 – A much-needed blowout

Corey Seager (Photo: Cody Bashore)

Corey Seager knocked in 5 runs to help Los Angeles beat San Diego in a blowout, 12-1. The shortstop collected a single, a double, and a dinger, contributing mightily to the win putting Los Angeles at 20-13 this season.

With Los Angeles leading 9-0 in the top of the eighth, Seager came up to bat against San Diego pitcher Emilio Pagan. Seager hit a fastball to right for a 3-run home run. His fourth home run of the season put the Dodgers on top 12-0.

It feels good to get this one,” Seager told the Los Angeles Chronicle. Doesn’t it always?

Other offensive contributors included Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Joc Pederson and even David Price notching two hits apiece. Justin Turner drove in two runs in his own contribution.

On the bump, Price had his best outing of the season — 7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 102 pitches, 63 strikes. His season ERA is down to 2.81 and he continues to be more than just part of the price it cost to get Mookie. Ross Stripling finished off the game with two scoreless innings that netted him four strikeouts. He has a sparkling 0.71 ERA on the campaign.

The Dodgers hold a 2 1/2-game lead over the Padres, who fell to 18-16 on the campaign. The Cubs (17-17) await the Dodgers’ return to LA for a 3-game series. Alex Wood opposes Tyler Chatwood.

About Dustin Nosler

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Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.