Up until May 11, Dylan Floro was arguably one of the best relievers in all of baseball. In 17 1⁄3 innings of relief, he had yet to allow a run. His first earned run came on May 11, and ever since that appearance, he hasn’t been the same.
After the Dodgers came from behind, the game was tied at four a piece. Yimi Garcia threw a scoreless seventh, and it was up to Floro to pitch the eighth. After five pitches, Arizona already had runners on first and second with no outs. Eduardo Escobar then singled in the go-ahead run, giving the D-Backs the lead, and ultimately, the win. Floro would allow two more hits and allow a walk before being taken out, as the Dodgers fell to the D-Backs 8-5.
As mentioned earlier, it’s been a struggle over the last six weeks for Floro. He’s allowed 12 runs in only 10 1⁄3 innings of work, and his ERA has risen from 0.00 to 3.90.
Early on, it looked as if the Dodgers were going to run away with the game. They scored three in the first inning off of Zack Greinke, and had Clayton Kershaw on the mound. LA’s lead was short-lived, as the D-Backs countered with a three-run inning of their own, tying the game back up.
Arizona took the lead an inning later, as Greinke homered off of Kershaw. Including the postseason, it’s the fourth time a pitcher has ever homered off of him. After a rough first two innings, Kershaw settled down the rest of the way. He went six innings, allowing four runs with only two strikeouts.
With two on and two out in the seventh, the D-Backs decided to intentionally walk Cody Bellinger, loading the bases for Max Muncy. He walked on four pitches, tying the game at four. For Muncy, it was his 33rd game in a row getting on base, the longest since Yasiel Puig reached in 33 in row back in 2014.
The Dodgers couldn’t extend their winning streak, as the four-run eighth from Arizona proved to be too much to come back from.
WP: Yoan Lopez (1-1) 1 IP, 2 SO
LP: Dylan Floro (2-2) 2⁄3 IP, 4 ER
SV: Greg Holland (11) 1⁄3 IP, 1 SP
Home runs: Christian Walker (14) Zack Greinke (3)
Ross Stripling will get the start tomorrow in place of Rich Hill. First pitch is at 6:40 p.m.