It was a quiet afternoon for the Dodgers’ bats on Saturday, as they fell to the Reds, 4-0. On the day, LA only had six hits, and never really had any chances to capitalize and score some runs. They were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position.
To no surprise, Cody Bellinger had another multi-hit game. He has reached base in every game he’s started this season. On the year, his average sits at .409, the highest in baseball.
Though he was tacked with the loss, it was a very solid outing for Walker Buehler. He struck out seven in only six innings, and was only charged with allowing one run. It was an error in the third inning that ultimately put the game out of reach for LA.
With two on and nobody out in the third, Corey Seager had a chance at a double play. Instead, a throwing error would bring in a run for the Reds, and still give them zero outs. Buehler would retire the next two hitters, but would allow a two-run single to former-Dodger Yasiel Puig. All three runs in the inning were unearned. After a shaky start to his 2019 campaign, Buehler’s ERA has been dipped below four.
WP: Tyler Mahle (1-5) 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 SO
LP: Walker Buehler (4-1) 6 IP, 7 SO, 1 ER
Home runs: Jesse Winker (10)
The Dodgers will look to pick up the series win on Sunday, as Hyun-Jin Ryu will take the mound for LA. First pitch is at 10:10 am PT.