OOTP 21: July 4, 2020 – Dodgers 6, Marlins 1 – Independence Day gets some good Wood

Folks, there’s nothing like getting Wood feeling good and going deep on Independence Day, and that’s exactly what the Dodgers got in a 6-1 victory over the Marlins.

The Dodgers have now won four games in a row, thanks in part to Alex Wood‘s gem, limiting the Marlins to one run on four hits and two walks over 8.1 innings. He struck out eight as well, and lowered his season ERA to a still-not-good 5.56.

Alex — his tempo and rhythm were good,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “He was the key to us winning.

The Wood had good rhythm and tempo, always important … for baseball.

Offensively, Alex got help from multi-hit efforts from Justin Turner, Mookie Betts, and Will Smith, with the latter smashing a two-run homer. Additionally, a two-run homer from Cody Bellinger and solo shots from JT and Joc Pederson provided more than enough offense.

In a bit of a weird decision for Roberts in this simulation (what else is new), Dustin May relieved Wood for the last two outs, allowing a hit but closing it without drama.

I have no idea about some of these decisions, but hey, they are now 53-37 at least.

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