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The Dodgers saw five Yankee home runs go over the wall in their 10-2 defeat on Friday night. You can read the TBLA recap here.
Manager Dave Roberts was ready to turn the page in his postgame comments
"You lose a battle and hopefully you win the war, as far as winning the series."— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 24, 2019
Dave Roberts on tonight's loss. pic.twitter.com/cjEQdQfyL5
Before Friday’s game, Roberts said Dustin May would start on Monday in their first game at San Diego. MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports that May could pitch twice next week as the Dodgers will use a six-man rotation to give their pitchers an extra day of rest while they are in the midst of 16 consecutive days of play.
Only one more day to get your vote in
The Dodgers will host the Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball on Aug. 25. This week's poll question: What would be the most-watched World Series matchup?— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 18, 2019
Around the league ...
Dodgers magic number is now 13
Arizona’s loss lowered the number again on Friday night.
Welcome to the club Ronald Acuña Jr.
The other Braves to be in the 30/30 club are Hank Aaron (44 HR/31 SB), Dale Murphy (36/30) and Ron Gant, who did in both 1990 (32/33) and 1991 (32/34).
So a few days ago, these same Braves acquired Billy Hamilton and according to this reporter, he was only acquired for his defense and base-stealing acumen.
#Braves not planning to give Billy Hamilton at-bats. View him as strictly a defensive replacement and pinch-runner. They will owe him about $900K in salary and a $1M buyout.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 19, 2019
So what happens, in the 14th inning on Friday, Hamilton is batting with two on in a 1-1 tie at the Mets.
Finally, this is the danger of tweets, they can occasionally end up like this...
Take your time Bryce— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 24, 2019
Phillies up 7-0 https://t.co/2jKGEwcRYH
The @Marlins trailed 7-0 against the Phillies tonight, but ended up winning 19-11.— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 24, 2019
That's the largest margin of victory by any team after allowing the first 7 (or more) runs of the game since 7/8/1990, when the Brewers beat the Angels 20-7 after trailing 7-0.#JuntosMiami