OOTP 21: May 12, 2020 – Dodgers 11, Phillies 3 – Bellinger’s big day leads LA

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Citizens Bank Park was the site for National League action featuring the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Anyway, the Dodgers won 11-3 on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

The Dodgers leaned on the hitting of center fielder Cody Bellinger to stop the Phillies. For the game, Bellinger went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, and a walk. He scored 3 runs and drove in 5. The Phillies, now 22-19, have lost 4 in a row.

Early in the game, left fielder Joc Pederson had a 2-run home run for Los Angeles. It was his 10th home run of the season and put the Dodgers on top, 2-0. Joc is having a very Joc-like season at the plate so far with a .246 average but 10 ding dongs. Justin Turner and Max Muncy contributed a couple hits of their own on the night as well.

The name of the game is scoring runs,” Bellinger said. “We did a good job of that today.

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Overshadowed a bit by the offense was Walker Buehler, who turned in a solid 5 1/3 innings of work. He allowed just three hits and two unearned runs. He walked two and struck out nine. It wasn’t his most efficient outing (100 pitches to get 16 outs), but it got the job done.

Brusdar Graterol had a solid 2-inning appearance, while Ross Stripling lowered his ERA to 0.96 with 1 2/3 scoreless innings of work (despite allowing three hits).

LA improves to 23-17 with the win. Julio Urias toes the slab tomorrow. He’ll be opposed by Aaron Sanchez.

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.