LOS ANGELES —— It would have been legendary, a no-hitter saved when Cody Bellinger threw out Stephen Strasburg at first taking away what normally is a base hit.
This is fine. Everything is fine. pic.twitter.com/oCsgfwUKGb— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 12, 2019
Instead Hyun-jin Ryu followed up his complete game shutout with eight innings of one hit brilliance on Sunday.
The Dodgers won 6-0 behind the real owner of Dodger Stadium, Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu got to one-out in the eighth inning when Gerardo Parra doubled off the left-center wall. Ryu would retire the next two hitters to finish eight innings.
Besides the one double, Ryu would strike out nine and he issued a rare walk at Dodger Stadium. He made 116 pitches with 79 strikes.
In between walks to Franmil Reyes (8/26/2018) and Brian Dozier (5/12/2019), Hyun-jin Ryu faced 242 batters at home, 66⅓ innings, with 67 strikeouts and no walks— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) May 12, 2019
The Dodgers did not do a lot against Stephen Strasburg but they were able to put across two runs in six innings against him.
In the second inning, Bellinger walked and then stole second base. Alex Verdugo hit a ground ball to second that moved Bellinger to third. Corey Seager proceeded to hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Bellinger.
In the fourth inning, Justin Turner got the first hit for the Dodgers and he moved to third on Bellinger’s single to left-center. With the contact play on, Turner scored when Verdugo’s bouncer just got over Strasburg’s glove.
Strasburg was second best on Sunday, he finished with six innings pitched, two runs and four hits allowed. He struck out seven and walked two.
With Jansen warming up in the bullpen to pitch his first game in a week, the Dodgers put the game away by putting together a rally. Turner was hit by a pitch and then Bellinger blooped his third hit into right field.
Verdugo would walk to load the bases. He wasn’t there long because he and the other base runners would soon score as Corey Seager hit a no-doubt grand slam into the right field pavilion. It was Seager’s second career grand slam.
Jansen did pitch the ninth inning, retiring all three batters he faced with one strikeout.
WP: Hyun-jin Ryu (5-1), 8 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 9 SO
LP: Stephen Strasburg (3-3), 6 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO
Home runs: Corey Seager (3)
Prior to today’s game, manager Dave Roberts said Kenta Maeda will start the second game of this week’s series against the San Diego Padres. Rich Hill will start Friday at Cincinnati.
The Dodgers have Monday off and then they will host the Padres for a two-game series that will close out this home stand. Clayton Kershaw will take the mound against Padres rookie sensation Chris Paddack on Tuesday evening. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. PDT.