Yankees 6, Dodgers 4: Snap back to reality

The Dodgers were going for the sweep tonight against the Yankees in New York, which certainly would’ve been a feat. Well after getting behind early, it seemed like the Dodgers had all the momentum after the halfway mark. However, it was Trent Grisham who had the big blow against Tyler Glasnow to power the Yankees in a 6-4 loss for the Dodgers.


As mentioned, it was the Yankees who got the lead first against Glasnow. After they squandered a minor chance in the 2nd following a walk and wild pitch with one out, Oswaldo Cabrera led the 3rd off with a homer that he dinged off the fair pole. Later on in the inning, with a pair of outs in the frame, Alex Verdugo doubled and Aaron Judge then “doubled” off Andy Pages‘ glove to make it 2-0.

On the other side was Luis Gil, who has been lights out this year, and he looked the part early on. In the 2nd, he navigated around a lead-off Teoscar Hernandez double, which was a part of 10 straight outs.

That streak ended in the 5th, as Pages doubled and Gavin Lux singled with one out. Lux stole second on a strikeout to put a pair in scoring position, and Mookie Betts came through with a double to tie the game at 2-2.

The 6th seemed to be going fine for Gil as he got the first two outs, but it was Teoscar again with the power, as he smashed his 16th dinger of the year to give the Dodgers a 3-2 lead. That also knocked Gil out of the game, as Caleb Ferguson got the final out of the frame.

Glasnow faced the minimum in the 4th thanks to Will Smith throwing out yet another runner (who singled) and then struck out the side in the 5th. However, he gave up a three-run homer to Grisham in the 6th after a pair of infield singles put two on, giving the Yankees a 5-3 lead in a flash.

Then the Dodgers wasted a golden chance in the 7th following Pages walking and Lux singling, thanks to a screwed up bunt and baserunning by Enrique Hernandez and Pages, respectively. Mookie then followed by grounding into a double play, because of course.

The Dodgers cut the lead to one thanks to a Smith sacrifice fly after Shohei Ohtani led the inning off with a double. 5-4 Yankees.

However, while Yohan Ramirez got a scoreless 7th, Judge homered yet again in the 8th to push the lead back to two. 6-4 Yankees.

In the 9th, the Dodgers tried to rally, again behind the bottom of the order when Lux and Enrique singled with two outs, but Mookie struck out to end the game.

Losing is whatever, but when they do it sloppily, it’s just frustrating.


Padres34-35 (8 GB)

*Either still playing or will play later.

Day off tomorrow to return home for a six-game homestand that starts with the Rangers. It’ll be James Paxton versus Jon Gray (probably?) at 4:10 PM HT/7:10 PM PT/10:10 PM ET.

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