OOTP 21: June 17, 2020 – D’backs 8, Dodgers 4 – Wood struggles, bullpen puts game out of reach for LA

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The Arizona Diamondbacks powered past the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-4, at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.

Ketel Marte — very good baseball player — went 3-for-5 with a home run and 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. He’s following up his breakout 2019 season with a strong 2020 season.

Still, Arizona is in last place (owned) in the National League West Division with a record of 32-42.

Arizona used a clutch hit from Kole Calhoun — because it couldn’t possibly have been anyone but this Dodger killer — to get the win. The right fielder drilled a 2-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to put the Diamondbacks ahead 5-4. It was his only hit in 4 at-bats, but it was a doozy (believe it or not, the computer wrote this, not me).

We’ll pop the top on a cold beverage and get back to work tomorrow,” Marte said.

Well, this is a new one.

Wood gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings. He left the game trailing and the game was actually still within striking distance in the ninth, but Blake Treinen shit the bed and put the game out of reach for LA.

Chris Taylor, getting the start for Corey Seager, went 2-for-4 with a triple and homer. That isolated power is is quite good. Justin Turner added two hits of his own, as well as his 8th(!) stolen base of the season.

The Dodgers fall to 42-32 with the loss. They go for the series split tomorrow. Dustin May gets the start. He’ll go up against Zac Gallen.

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.