The Dodgers became the first team in baseball to reach 50 wins this season with their 9-2 win over the rival Giants. They are now tied with the 1977 Dodgers for the second-best start in LA Dodgers history (50-25), trailing only the 1974 Dodgers who got off to a 51-24 start.
Tonight, LA batters combined for four home runs on the night. All three of the Dodgers sluggers reached a professional milestone.
Cody Bellinger hit his 24th homer, joining Mike Piazza for eighth place for most Dodger home runs before the All-Star break. Chris Taylor smashed two dingers for the first multi-homer game of his career. Lastly, Kyle Garlick also hit one out for the first major league home run of his career.
Save that ball.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 20, 2019
First career homer in the books for Kyle Garlick! pic.twitter.com/sqOCDkk9PX
It was almost completely a bullpen game, with Rich Hill only pitching in the first inning. He exited the game with left forearm discomfort.
Rich Hill is going on IL with left forearm discomfort.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 20, 2019
Much to the surprise of many fans, the bullpen was solid. Six of their eight innings were scoreless and they held the Giants to two runs, both on solo home runs. SF was only able to snag four hits in the entire game.
Dylan Floro followed Hill’s 1-2-3 inning with two perfect innings. Pedro Báez was also perfect in his seventh inning appearance. Joe Kelly’s performance was also commendable. He tossed two scoreless innings to hold the 9-2 lead to the finish.
WP: Dylan Floro (2-1), 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
LP: Drew Pomeranz (2-7), 4 1⁄3 IP, 9 H, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
Home runs: Chris Taylor (2), Kyle Garlick, Cody Bellinger, Tyler Austin, Mike Yastrzemski
The Dodgers will send Julio Urías to the mound to face Madison Bumgarner. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm PDT.