Dodgers 3, Royals 0: Shohei homers twice, Freeman also homers, Glasnow goes 7 shutout, but concern about Mookie’s hand darkens mood

After Yoshinobu Yamamoto had to exit due to injury yesterday, the Dodgers needed something great from Tyler Glasnow and they got it. They also got a pair of homers from Shohei Ohtani and another from Freddie Freeman to secure a 3-0 victory over the Royals. Unfortunately, the mood wasn’t celebratory as there was major concern about Mookie Betts‘ hand.


Recapping Glasnow’s outing is relatively simple because he basically wasn’t in danger the whole game. The Dodgers needed him to get innings and he turned in one of his best starts of the season.

Glasnow faced the minimum through three thanks to a single being erased by a double play, then faced his only frame with multiple baserunners in the 4th. A one-out infield single and stolen base was followed by a walk, but Glasnow rebounded with a strikeout and groundout. That was a string of eight straight outs before a single to start the 7th, but three outs followed that and Glasnow made it through seven shutout.

Seemed like he could’ve gone deeper, honestly: 7 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K, 85 Pitches.

On the other end, Brady Singer was effective … aside from the homers.

The Dodger offense wasted a couple baserunners in both the 1st and 2nd, but Ohtani broke up the scoreless tie in the 3rd with his 18th homer of the year to make it 1-0.

After a couple of clean innings for Singer followed, it was Ohtani yet again in the 6th with his 19th. Then Freddie went back-to-back with his 10th dinger to make it 3-0.

Dave Roberts took over for Teoscar Hernandez with the seed throw.

Unfortunately the mood was dampened considerably when Mookie was hit in the left hand, which looked honestly terrible. He was down for a long time and in a lot of pain, barely being able to move his hand. You can only hope it was some kind of nerve stinger that will wear off, but … not great.

At least Daniel Hudson and Evan Phillips locked down the win, I guess.

Now we wait.


Update: Shit.

Double shit.


Padres37-38 (8 GB)

*Either still playing or will play later.

The Dodgers will now have their toughest test of the season, as they will travel to Colorado for a series against the Rockies with the task of avoiding major injury. The first game will start at 2:40 PM HT/5:40 PM PT/8:40 PM ET with James Paxton facing Cal Quantrill.

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