The Dodgers magic number remains stagnant for at least another day. After getting off to a great offensive start, things just fell apart for L.A.
Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was cruising through the first few innings before the Diamondbacks figured him out.
It was a rough inning and a half for the lefty, giving up a total of seven earned runs between the fourth and fifth innings. Ryu allowed six base runners in the fourth inning and five straight hits in the fifth. He didn’t make it out of the fifth, being replaced by reliever Adam Kolarek to finish it off. The 10 hits he allowed on Thursday is also tied for his season high, matching his May 25 outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
This rough start is following right behind his last outing where he allowed seven runs to the Yankees on three homers. His ERA has shot up since these last two outings, increasing by 0.64 points to reach 2.35. Although his ERA is the highest it’s been since May 1, Ryu still leads the majors in this stat.
Joe Kelly made a one-inning appearance in the sixth and gave up three runs to the D-Backs on three hits. His outing put Arizona up 10-4.
It’s the first time Kelly allowed a run to score since July 27. In this scoreless span, Kelly pitched 10 innings and only let four hits and three walks get past him.
The Dodgers offense provided the team with five runs on the night, pioneered by Justin Turner’s three RBIs.
Joc Pederson led off the first inning with a double and moved over to third on a groundout. This put Joc in a position to score from Turner’s sacrifice fly. JT took advantage of men in scoring position in the third inning as well, hitting an RBI double to increase the lead to two runs.
Of course this wasn’t all of it.
He hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to cut the Dodgers deficit to six runs and complete his busy night. In hindsight, it didn’t do much for the game, but we’ll never complain about more runs.
Corey Seager and AJ Pollock also each had an RBI on the night to complete the Dodgers scoring.
WP: Matt Andriese (5-4) 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 0 K
LP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-5), 4 2⁄3 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 1 BB, 4 K
Home runs: Eduardo Escobar (30), Justin Turner (25)
Tony Gonsolin will get a chance to forget his last start at Chase Field with an opportunity to pitch there for the second time this year. Can he put the past behind him and pitch at the high level he is used to? First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. PT.